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Research Article

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

Table 3

Functional anatomy of posterior branches based on sound signal of motor activity.

Posterior branches of bifurcated RLNsBifid NaRSignal positive (motor activity)Signal negative (sensitive branch)
(%)(%)

Right RLNs posterior branches183 (16.7)15 (83.3)
Left RLNs posterior branches281 (3.6)27 (96.4)

Total posterior branches 464 (8.7)42 (91.3)

NaR: nerve at risk.

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