Influence of rocuronium on achieving optimal vagal stimulation during intraoperative nerve monitoring in thyroid surgery

Alçi E., Özdemir M., Mi Ftari A., Vatansever S. , Sergi N D., Nuri Deni Z M. , ...More

ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.44, no.3, pp.527-530, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2020.11.009
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.527-530
  • Keywords: accelerometer, Intraoperative neuromonitoring, Thyroid, Train of four, Rocuronium


Background: In the present study we determine the feasibility of intraoperative neuromonitoring following the administration of a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent during thyroid operations, as well as the influence of rocuronium on the achievement of optimal vagal stimulation during intraoperative neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery. We further investigate whether accelerometry is a reliable approach to obtaining an ipsilateral vagus signal prior to recurrent laryngeal nerve dissection.