Vocal fold paresis as a surgical complication: our 10-year experience with 162 incidents
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CitationHeikkinen, Maria. Halttunen, Svantte. Terävä, Markku. Kärkkäinen, Jussi M. Löppönen, Heikki. Penttilä, Elina. (2018). Vocal fold paresis as a surgical complication: our 10-year experience with 162 incidents. CLINICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY, [Epub ahead of print 22 Nov 2018], 10.1111/coa.13251.
- Between January 2006 and December 2015, 320 patients with vocal fold paralysis (VFP) were identified in Kuopio University Hospital, Finland.
- The overall annual incidence rate of VFP was 11.4 per 100 000 inhabitants (95% confidence interval 10.1‐12.8).
- The most common aetiologies of VFP were iatrogenic (50.6%), idiopathic (21.6%) and neoplasm (14.7%).
- The incidence of VFP after esophageal surgery was 16,6%, after mediastinoscopy 5.6%, after thyroid surgery 5.2%, after parathyroid surgery 4.3%, after non‐cardiac surgery through sternotomy 4%, after surgery of the aortic arch 3.2%, after carotid endarterectomy 1.4%, and after anterior cervical spine procedures 0,9%.
- In addition to patients undergoing surgery of thyroid and parathyroid gland, patients undergoing surgery of the oesophagus or mediastinoscopy might also benefit from systematic screening for VFP.
Link to the original itemhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coa.13251
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