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Thyroid Surgery Fellowship

Marking the incision in the crease adjacent to the cricoid Opening the midline raphe Identifying superior laryngeal nerve with a Prass probe Dividing the elements of the superior pole of the thyroid Clearing the lateral thyroid attachments Release of the inferior pole The thyroid lobe is being brought into the wound Dissection of the Berry’s ligament begins The recurrent laryngeal nerve is routinely identified The interior pole attachments are now rapidly released The inferior parathyroid gland is protected The superior part of the Berry’s ligament is released Anatomic and electrophysiologic integrity of the recurrent laryngeal nerve is verified.

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