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Our Department of Endocrine Surgery took part in internation perspective POLT study, which was published at the Laryngoscope, last December


Intraoperative neuromonitoring identifies recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury and gives prognostic information regarding postoperative glottic function. Loss of the neuromonitoring signal (LOS) signifies segmental type 1 or global type 2 RLN injury. This study aimed at identifying risk factors for RLN injury and determining vocal fold (VF) function initially and 6 months after definitive LOS.


Prospective study encompassing 21 hospitals from 13 countries.


  • Department of General, Visceral, and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale), Germany.
  • Division of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Department for Endocrine Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  • Department of Endocrine Surgery, 3rd Chair of General Surgery, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
  • Thoracic and Endocrine Surgery, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Department of Endocrine Surgery, Central Clinic of Athens, Athens, Greece.
  • Department of Surgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
  • Endocrine Surgery Section, Clinic of General, Visceral, and Transplantation Surgery, University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany.
  • Department of Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
  • Department of General Surgery, University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Department of Surgery, University Hospital "Virgen Macarena", Seville, Spain.
  • Department of Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital of Poitiers, Poitiers, France.
  • Department of Surgery, Kuma Hospital, Kobe, Japan.
  • Department of General, Gastroenterological and Endocrine Surgery, Medical University Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland.
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
  • Department of General, Viszeral and Thoracic Surgery, Bundeswehr Hospital, Berlin, Germany.
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Fondazione G. Pascale, Naples, Italy.
  • Department of General Surgery, "Principe de Asturias" University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
  • Department of General and Endocrine Surgery, OLV Clinic Aalst, Aalst, Belgium.

For more information please visit the site : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26667156