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Research Article

Morphology and Functional Anatomy of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve with Extralaryngeal Terminal Bifurcation

Table 2

Location of bifurcation point on the nerve segments along the cervical course of the recurrent laryngeal nerve.

RLN segmentsRight RLNLeft RLNTotal

Arterial7 (38.9)11 (39.3)18 (39.1)
Postarterial10 (55.6)13 (46.4)23 (50)
Prearterial1 (5.5)4 (14.3)5 (10.9)

Total18 (100)28 (100)46 (100)

RLN: recurrent laryngeal nerve; ITA: inferior thyroidal artery.
Numbers in parentheses are percentages.

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