Continuous intraoperative neural monitoring (C-IONM) during thyroid surgery is a useful tool for preventing recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury. The present study aims to analyze the tensile strength tolerance of C-IONM electrodes on the vagal nerve (VN). A C-IONM wire was enclosed in a hand-held tensile testing system. The probe displacement on the VN was continuously monitored by positioning a second probe far-up/proximally in a piglet model, and an automatic periodic stimulation (APS) accessory was used. The 3-mm and 2-mm APS accessory has a mean tensile strength of 20.6 +/- 10 N (range, 14.6-24.4 N) and 11.25 +/- 8 N (range, 8.4-15.6 N), respectively (P=0.002). There was no difference between bilateral VNs. The mean amplitude before and during electrode displacement was 1.835 +/- 102 mu V and 1.795 +/- 169 mu V, respectively (P=0.45). The mean percentage of amplitude decrease on the electromyography (EMG) was 6.9 +/- 2.5%, and the mean percentage of latency increase was 1.9 +/- 1.5%. No significant amplitude reduction or loss of signal (LOS) was observed after>50 probe dislocations. C-IONM probe dislocation does not cause any LOS or significant EMG alterations on the VN.

Tensile strength analysis of automatic periodic stimulation for continuous intraoperative neural monitoring in a piglet model / T. Wang, G. Dionigi, Y. Zhao, D. Zhang, A. Pino, H. Dralle, C. Wu, L. Zhou, H. Sun. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 11:1(2021), pp. 5898.1-5898.6. [10.1038/s41598-021-84988-y]

Tensile strength analysis of automatic periodic stimulation for continuous intraoperative neural monitoring in a piglet model

G. Dionigi;
2021

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Continuous intraoperative neural monitoring (C-IONM) during thyroid surgery is a useful tool for preventing recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury. The present study aims to analyze the tensile strength tolerance of C-IONM electrodes on the vagal nerve (VN). A C-IONM wire was enclosed in a hand-held tensile testing system. The probe displacement on the VN was continuously monitored by positioning a second probe far-up/proximally in a piglet model, and an automatic periodic stimulation (APS) accessory was used. The 3-mm and 2-mm APS accessory has a mean tensile strength of 20.6 +/- 10 N (range, 14.6-24.4 N) and 11.25 +/- 8 N (range, 8.4-15.6 N), respectively (P=0.002). There was no difference between bilateral VNs. The mean amplitude before and during electrode displacement was 1.835 +/- 102 mu V and 1.795 +/- 169 mu V, respectively (P=0.45). The mean percentage of amplitude decrease on the electromyography (EMG) was 6.9 +/- 2.5%, and the mean percentage of latency increase was 1.9 +/- 1.5%. No significant amplitude reduction or loss of signal (LOS) was observed after>50 probe dislocations. C-IONM probe dislocation does not cause any LOS or significant EMG alterations on the VN.
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