Berke Manoğlu1, Eyüp Murat Yılmaz1, Ahmet Erdoğan2, Murat Bulut Özkan2, Vedat Menderes Özçiftci3

1Department of General Surgery, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Medical Intern, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


One of the most important and feared complications of thyroid and parathyroid surgery is injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. The main reason for this type of injury is anatomical variations. Currently, nerve monitoring is being widely used to reduce complications due to the high variation rate. However, it is not being used extensively in our country, due to cost related issues. In this case, we present a left sided double recurrent laryngeal nerve.

Keywords: Double, left, recurrent nerve


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - E.M.Y.; Design - E.M.Y., B.M.; Supervision - A.E., M.B.Ö.; Funding - E.M.Y., V.M.Ö.; Materials - V.M.Ö.; Data Collection and/or Processing - V.M.Ö.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - E.M.Y.; Literature Review - E.M.Y., B.M.; Writer - E.M.Y., B.M.; Critical Review - A.E., M.B.Ö.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.