- Papillary Carcinoma
- Where's the Cancer?
- Importance of The Pyramidal Lobe
- A Two-Fer Sale
- Taking The Easy Way Out...
- The Trouble with Follicular Tumors
- It quacks like a duck, but it isn't.....
- Thyroid Lymphoma
- You Have Some Nerve!!
- A Big One
- Graves' Disease
- Size Does Matter
- Hurthle Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid
- Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with Right Sided Aorta
- From Russia with love....
- "Subcentimeter Nodule" the Red-Headed Step-Child of Ultrasonography
The Nerve Monitor Controversy
Some physicians wonder if this idea is motivated by financial gain..
There is a small segment of the surgical community that is currently suggesting that all thyroid surgery should be performed using a new nerve mointoring technology. This would not guarantee that there would be no nerve damage, just that it might be less likely.
Some physicians wonder if this idea is motivated by financial gain. Others believe that this new approach may indeed be useful, especially for young inexperienced surgeons, where a referral to amore senior colleague is not possible. Still others believve that "if you don't know where the nerve is, you shouldn't be doing the operation".
We will will not take sides in this debate. We will say, however, that we have always found the recurrent laryngeal nerve in every routine thyroidectomy we have ever done, and after thousands of successful thyroid operation and thousands of satisfied patients, we will continue to perform the safe thyroid surgery that this practice has done now for almost 60 years.