Surgeons

FACTS ON HEAD & NECK
SURGERY RISKS

DEFINITIONS OF NERVE INJURY

transient or permanent

STANDARD-OF-CARE

Monitoring nerves during surgery by dissection, isolation and visual inspection

transient or permanent

LIMITATIONS & CHALLENGES

Even the most rigorous visual inspection of nerves does not remove the risk of damage or confirm that functional damage has occurred12,34-35

limitations and challenges

NERVE INJURY: FAILURE OF BASIC HUMAN FUNCTIONS

nerve injury

NERVE INJURY: HUMAN BURDEN

standard of care

RISK OF NERVE INJURY WITH THE
STANDARD-OF-CARE: % OF PATIENTS

Monitoring nerves during surgery by dissection, isolation and visual inspection

risk of nerve injury
standard of care
risk of nerve injury

*Note that there is overlap in terms paresis, paralysis and plasy, with some investigators having collected data on the overall descriptor 'palsy'.

risk of nerve injury

THE FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF NERVE INJURY

risk of nerve injury

For patients with vocal fold paralysis resulting from thyroidectomy versus those without this complication118

risk of nerve injury

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