A technique for the prevention of hoarseness during surgery for distal aortic arch aneurysm.

Katsuhisa Onoguchi, Takashi Hachiya, Tatsuumi Sasaki, Kazuhiro Hashimoto, Hiromitsu Takakura, Makoto Hanai

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Hoarseness occurs frequently after surgery to repair distal aortic arch aneurysms when using only a median sternotomy approach. We describe a useful technique which protects the left recurrent laryngeal nerve during this procedure and reduces the incidence of postoperative hoarseness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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