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Nerve Damage: Complications
unilateral SLN

minimal to none

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Nerve Damage: Complications
Bilateral SLN

Hoarseness

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Nerve Damage: Complications
Unilateral RLN

Hoarseness

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Nerve Damage: Complications
Bilateral RLN

stridor/ respiratory distress
aphonia

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Nerve Damage: Complications
damage to the external SLN causes a section of the external laryngeal nerve to produce weakness and huskiness of the voice, as the cords cannot be tensed. what muscle is paralyzed

the criothroid (it tenses the cords)

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Nerve Damage: Complications
what is the most common injury after a subtotal thyroidectomy?

Unilateral right RLN damage

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Nerve Damage: Complications
what type of nerve damage although rare requires immediate intubation

bilateral RLN damage

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hoarseness after a subtotal thyroidectomy may be caused by damage of what 2 things

bilateral SLN injury
Unilateral RLN injury

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Stridor after thyroidectomy may result from what 2 things

hypocalcemia (tetany)
bilateral RLN damage

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Questions:
what causes 1 cord to be flaccid after a subtotal thyroidectomy?

unilateral RLN injury

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Questions:
what causes 2 floppy cords after subtotal thyroidectomy

Bilateral RLN injury

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Questions:
if an airway obstruction occurs after subtotal thyroidectomy what re 2 possible causes

Hypocalcemia
Bilat RLN injury

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