Non-recurrent laryngeal nerve 例 : 甲状腺癌術前に診断しえた例  [in Japanese] Non-recurrent Laryngeal Nerve : A Case Study  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury is an important complication of thyroid cancer operation. Therefore, before surgery for thyroid cancer, it is important to establish whether the patient has non-recurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN), which is an anomaly associated with the aberrant right subclavian artery.<br>Our patient was a sixty-year-old female, in whom NRLN was detected prior to surgery for thyroid cancer. In this case, enhanced CT revealed a vascular image running behind the esophagus at the level of the upper margin of the aortic arch and subsequent MRA revealed the aberrant right subclavian artery.<br>Enhanced CT scanning between the neck and the upper margin of the aortic arch can show aberrant right subclavian artery. Thus, in patient with thyroid cancer, enhanced CT is useful not only to evaluate lymph node metastasis but also to reveal the NRLN.

Journal

  • Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica

    Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica 95(3), 293-296, 2002-03-01

    The Society of Practical Otolaryngology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008099343
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00107089
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00326313
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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