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A rapid method of finding recurrent laryngeal nerves safely during thyroidectomy

Summary

A simple method of location and exposure is described, centred only on the lower horn of the thyroid cartilage.

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Correspondence to Z. A. Pisko-Dubienski.

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This work was made possible by a generous donation to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland by Glaxo Laboratories for a Research Fellowship in Anatomy.

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Pisko-Dubienski, Z.A. A rapid method of finding recurrent laryngeal nerves safely during thyroidectomy. Ir J Med Sci 35, 40–44 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02940128

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