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RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE

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RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE

1. Approaches the medial side of the thyroid gland from below.
2. The left nerve lies behind the inferior thyroid artery, whilst the right has an equal chance of lying in front/behind it.
3. Both nerves are always behind the pretracheal fascia + suprasensory ligament of Berry (thickening of the fascia attached to the cricoid cartilage).
4. The nerve divides at the upper border of the isthmus - into a larger anterior motor branch and smaller posterior sensory branch.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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