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Preoperative vocal cord paralysis and its association with malignant thyroid disease and other pathological features

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, September 2015
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Title
Preoperative vocal cord paralysis and its association with malignant thyroid disease and other pathological features
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Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40463-015-0087-1
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Emily Kay-Rivest, Elliot Mitmaker, Richard J. Payne, Michael P. Hier, Alex M. Mlynarek, Jonathan Young, Véronique-Isabelle Forest

Abstract

Vocal cord paralysis (VCP) is found in both benign and malignant thyroid disease. This study was performed to determine if the presence of preoperative VCP predicts malignancy. A retrospective analysis was performed on a cohort of 1923 consecutive patients undergoing thyroid surgery. The incidence of preoperative VCP was recorded. Patient and nodule characteristics were correlated with final pathology. 1.3 % of our cohort was found to have preoperative VCP. Malignant pathology was discovered in 76 % of patients with preoperative VCP. Among these patients, 72 % had a left sided paralysis. 10.5 % of patients with preoperative VCP had perineural invasion (PNI) on final pathology, compared to 1.1 % of patients with normal VC function. Preoperative VCP appears to be a strong, though not an absolute, indicator of malignancy. Most VCP were on the left side. Assessing for preoperative VCP is crucial in all patients who need thyroid surgery, as even benign nodules can be accompanied by preoperative vocal cord paralysis.

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Unknown 30 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 20%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Master 3 10%
Other 2 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 9 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Neuroscience 1 3%
Linguistics 1 3%
Unknown 11 37%

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