Neuromonitoring Solutions for Thyroid Surgery - Medical / Health Care - Medical Monitoring
Over 100,000 thyroid surgeries are performed in Germany alone every year. In other words, more than 100,000 vocal cord nerves must be protected from injury. Pathological changes in a thyroid gland or tissue scarred through multiple surgical interventions may lead to changes in the anatomical position of a nerve, which can pose a challenge to the surgeon, depending on their experience. There is an increased risk of paresis in the vocal cord nerve, the laryngeal recurrent nerve, with sometimes serious repercussions on the patient’s quality of life. As a consequence, intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) has become an indispensable aid in modern thyroid surgery over the last 15 years.