Swallowing disorders and/or dysphonia of scar origin


Appearance in the month following surgery by anterior cervical approach (thyroid surgery, ENT surgery and cervical spine surgery mainly) of swallowing disorders and / or dysphonia.
Complementary examinations looking for organic lesions (in particular of the recurrent nerve) are negative.
These disorders may be associated with difficulty turning and/or tilting the head back.

The clinical examination found an abnormal sensitivity of the surgical scars to the rolling palpation maneuver.

Clinical case(s)

not described


  • Treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Left ear neurostimulation treatment of the vagus nerve.

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Post operative chronic pain