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ASNM RECORDED Webinar: Decision Making in Peri-Laryngeal Surgeries
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In this presentation I emphasize the efficacy of IONM for successful identification of the anatomic variations of the peri-laryngeal vagus nerve branches and review surgical decisions we make based upon IONM data.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/18/2020
Where: Recorded Webinar
United States
Presenter: Jeremy A. Bamford, PhD
Contact: Angie Coleman
630-832-1300


Online registration is available until: 1/18/2020
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In this presentation I emphasize the efficacy of IONM for successful identification of the anatomic variations of the peri-laryngeal vagus nerve branches and review surgical decisions we make based upon IONM data. Patients with non-recurrent nerves undergo paralysis at significantly higher rates. Abnormally short vagus nerve latency occur in ~2.5% of patients and should raise suspicion for the presence of this anomaly. In addition, the use of IONM guides the decision to complete a bilateral resection or to stage the surgery in the case of a decline in evoked EMG amplitude or increase latency. Rigorous mapping of the vagus nerve during peri-laryngeal surgeries is an important adjunct to these surgeries that preserves function and guides the surgical decision-making process.

Objectives:
1) Discuss how IONM can map the vagus branches in peri-larygneal surgeries
2) Discuss how neurophysiological data should be used to alter the course of surgery
3) Discuss the value and safety of continuous monitoring of the vagus nerve