Prospective study of vocal fold function after loss of the neuromonitoring signal in thyroid surgery: The International Neural Monitoring Study Group's POLT study.

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Intraoperative neuromonitoring identifies recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury and gives prognostic information regarding postoperative glottic function. Loss of the neuromonitoring signal (LOS) signifies segmental type 1 or global type 2 RLN injury. This study aimed at identifying risk factors for RLN injury and determining vocal fold (VF) function initially and 6 months after definitive LOS.


  • Rick Schneider
  • Gregory Randolph
  • Gianlorenzo Dionigi
  • Marcin Barczyński
  • Feng-Yu Chiang
  • Frédéric Triponez
  • Kyriakos Vamvakidis
  • Katrin Brauckhoff
  • Thomas J Musholt
  • Nadia Innaro
  • Antonio Jimenez-Garcia
  • Jean-Louis Kraimps
  • Akira Miyauchi
  • Beata Wojtczak
  • Gianluca Donatini
  • Davide Lombardi
  • Uwe Müller
  • Luciano Pezzullo
  • Tomas Ratia
  • Sam Van Slycke
  • Phuong Nguyen Thanh
  • Kerstin Lorenz
  • Carsten Sekulla
  • Andreas Machens
  • Henning Dralle
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1260-1266
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Early online date2015 Dec 15
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch