The Effect of Different Hemostatic Systems on the Injury of the External Branch of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve in Thyroidectomy

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Ozben V., Ozgultekin R., Adatepe N., Kaytaz A.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.20, ss.119-124, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/imj.galenos.2018.42243
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.119-124


Introduction: Vessel-sealing and ultrasonic coagulation systems that provide rapid and effective hemostasis are widely used in thyroid surgery. An important disadvantage of these systems is injury to the neighboring anatomical structures by thermal damage. However, data on injury to the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different vascular closure systems on this nerve injury in thyroidectomy.