Comparative study of the laryngeal innervation in humans and animals employed in laryngeal transplantation research

P. Stavroulaki, M. Birchall

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Abstract

Laryngeal transplantation is receiving increased attention. Re-innervation of the transplanted larynx is critical for a successful functional outcome. Different anatomical models (dog, cat, rat, pig) have been employed for experimental purposes. Interspecies similarities and differences are important for extrapolating the experimental results to humans. We present a review of the anatomical course and regional branching patterns of the laryngeal nerves in both humans and animals currently being employed in laryngeal transplantation. The clinical and surgical implications are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-266
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume115
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animals, Laboratory
  • Larynx
  • Nerve fibres
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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