International Journal of Endocrinology / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

Total Endoscopic Thyroidectomy with Intraoperative Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring

Table 3

Efficacy of LNM (identification of 341 NARs).

Control groupLNM groupP

Initial visual ID of RLN (%)179/185 (96.8%)152/156 (97.4%)0.76
Final ID of RLN (%)179/185 (96.8%)156/156 (100%)0.03
P0.12
Initial visual ID of EBSLN (%)73/185 (39.5%)67/156 (42.9%)0.51
Final ID of EBSLN (%)73/185 (39.5%)118/156 (75.6%)<0.01
P<0.01

ID: identification; NAR: nerve at risk; LNM: laryngeal nerve monitoring; RLN: recurrent laryngeal nerve; EBSLN: external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve.
Fisher’s exact test.

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