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36) The recurrent nerve does not innervate the larynx in birds but instead innervates the esophagus, crop, tracheal, and syringeal muscles; thus, damage to the recurrent nerves will not cause laryngeal paralysis.
Unilateral recurrent nerve palsy can result in permanent hoarseness with social disability, while bilateral damage may result in a permanent tracheotomy.
It is possible that stretching of the vagus nerve by the aneurysm might have affected the cranial accessory branches that form the recurrent nerve.

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