Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page
Users Online: 115


CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-48

Case report: An unusual variation in the course of recurrent laryngeal nerve in relation to the thyroid gland


Department of ENT, D. Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anjali Venugopal
701-A Wing, Apsara Building, Plot No. 51, Sector-17, Vashi - 400 703, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/trp.trp_44_17

Rights and Permissions

A complete understanding of the anatomic variations of the thyroid gland is necessary for a safe thyroid surgery. Injury to recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgery remains a significant source of morbidity. We present an uncommon variation in the position of right recurrent laryngeal nerve with the Tubercle of Zuckerkandl in a 40-year-old female who underwent thyroidectomy for a benign multinodular goiter. Identification and meticulous dissection of the Tubercle of Zuckerkandl and recognition of its association with the recurrent laryngeal nerve are essential to maintain the integrity of the nerve and prevent complications during thyroid surgery.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1726    
    Printed97    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded129    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal