NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.5, no.1, pp.14-19, 2018 (ESCI)
OBJECTIVE: The most frequent and critical complications of thyroid surgery are recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and hypocalcemia. In first years of the 21st century, intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) was introduced as a new technique to avoid the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury. However, the role and the benefits of IONM are still controversial. In this study, we aimed to compare the postoperative complication rates during thyroid surgery with IONM usage (Group 1) and conventional direct visual technique without IONM usage (Group 2).