Surgery in ear, nose and throat (ENT) medicine is delicate, complex and high-precision. This is also the case for surgery of the parotid (parotid gland surgery). During parotid surgery, the location of the facial nerve branches poses a major challenge to the surgeon. Monitoring, localization and function-testing of nerves located in the operating field is instrumental in supporting the surgeon during the parotid procedure.
Intraoperative neuromonitoring serves as a method of choice, delivering lower risks and an improved patient outcome. The most common ENT interventions in which the C2 NerveMonitor is used are:
- Parotid surgery (surgery of the parotid gland)
- Thyroid surgery
- Acoustic neuroma