Importance of latency and amplitude values of recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy in diabetic patients


Ozemir I. A. , Ozyalvac F., Yildiz G., Eren T., Aydin-Ozemir Z. , Alimoglu O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.35, pp.172-178, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.10.001
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-178

Abstract

Background: Diabetes mellitus may cause degeneration in the myelin and/or axonal structures of peripheral nerves. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of diabetic neuropathy on intraoperative neuromonitoring findings such as latency and amplitude values of the recurrent laryngeal nerves during thyroidectomy. To our knowledge this is the first study to report comparison of the electrophysiologic features of diabetic and non-diabetic patients.