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Magoma G, Saidi H, Kaisha W. "Relation of the external laryngeal nerve to superior thyroid artery in an african population.". 2012. Abstract

The external laryngeal nerve runs parallel to superior thyroid artery and later crossing the artery either above or below the upper pole of the thyroid gland. This relatively high anatomic variability demonstrates inter-population differences. However, datum among the Kenyan population is lacking. Knowledge of normal and variant anatomy of these structures is important in surgical procedures within the neck. This study therefore aimed at describing the variant anatomical relations of the superior thyroid artery and external laryngeal nerve for the Kenyan population. Twenty formalin fixed cadavers obtained from the Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi were dissected to expose the thyroid gland, superior thyroid artery and external laryngeal nerve. The relation of the superior thyroid artery to the external laryngeal nerve was noted. The external laryngeal nerve crossed the superior thyroid artery within 1cm above the upper pole of the thyroid gland in 25% of cases and more than 1 cm in 75% of cases. The level at which the external laryngeal nerve crosses the superior thyroid artery displays variations among Kenyans warranting care during surgical procedures of the thyroid gland.

Magoma G, Saidi H, Kaisha W. "The pattern of external laryngeal nerve relation to the superior thyroid artery in a Kenyan population." Anatomy Journal of Africa . 2013;1(1):27-29.
Magoma G, Saidi H, Kaisha WO. "Origin of thyroid arteries in a Kenyan population." Annals of African Surgery. 2012;9(1):50-54.
Makanga W, Wasike R, Saidi H. "A profile of female breast cancer patients in a Kenyan private hospital." Annals of African Surgery . 2013;10(1):3-7.
Misiani MK, Loyal PK O’o JASHS. "High origin of the right testicular artery coursing through a hiatus in the inferior vena cava." Anat J Afr. 2014;3 (3):372-375 .
MS Machoki MS, Saidi H, Raja H, Ndonga A, Njue A, Biomdo I, Kimani S, Arudo J, Mushtaq A. "Risk Factors for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Kenyan Population." Ann. Afr. Surg.. 2015;12(1):38-43.
Mutebi MC, Saidi H, Raja AJ. "Mentoring the modern African Surgeon- a call to arms!" Annals of African Surgery.. 2011;7.Website
Mwachaka PM, Saidi H, Odula PO, Mandela PI. "Effect of monocular deprivation on rabbit neural retinal cell densities." J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2015;10(2):144-150.
Mwachaka P, Saidi H OMPP. ". Structural changes in the rabbit neural retina following monocular deprivation." Ann of Anatomy . 2014;196S: :177-178.

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