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    What important nerve lying on and partly curving posteriorly

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    You are attending an operation to remove a thymic tumor from the superior mediastinum. The surgeon asks, "What important nerve lying on and partly curving posteriorly around the arch of the aorta should we be careful of as we remove this mass?" You quickly answer, "The--

    A. left phrenic
    B. left sympathetic trunk
    C. left vagus
    D. right phrenic
    E. right sympathetic trunk

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    C. left vagus

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    Re: What important nerve lying on and partly curving posteriorly

    Quote Originally Posted by AliShah
    You are attending an operation to remove a thymic tumor from the superior mediastinum. The surgeon asks, "What important nerve lying on and partly curving posteriorly around the arch of the aorta should we be careful of as we remove this mass?" You quickly answer, "The--

    A. left phrenic
    B. left sympathetic trunk
    C. left vagus
    D. right phrenic
    E. right sympathetic trunk
    left vagus... left recurrent laryngeal nerve to be precise
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    Re: What important nerve lying on and partly curving posteri

    Quote Originally Posted by levator
    Quote Originally Posted by AliShah
    You are attending an operation to remove a thymic tumor from the superior mediastinum. The surgeon asks, "What important nerve lying on and partly curving posteriorly around the arch of the aorta should we be careful of as we remove this mass?" You quickly answer, "The--

    A. left phrenic
    B. left sympathetic trunk
    C. left vagus
    D. right phrenic
    E. right sympathetic trunk
    left vagus... left recurrent laryngeal nerve to be precise
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    uhm

    Yes, left vagus.


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    Yep Left Vagus

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    left recurrent is best ans but if not in choice then left vagus

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    I agree, left recurrent laryngeal n. is more specific, it comes off of left vagus.

    Here's a follow-up question:

    The left recurrent laryngeal nerve is accidentally cut in the thymic tumor resection. What types of physical manifestations would this patient experience?
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    answer is left recurrent laryngeal nerve and if it is damaged patient has hoarseness of voice

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