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  Question #1  
 

During a thyroidectomy, the surgeon accidentally cuts the right recurrent laryngeal nerve in the tracheo-esophageal groove. Which of the following describes the expected result?

A. the accident has not affected the patient’s vocal cord function

B. the patient’s right vocal cord is completely paralyzed, and sensation is intact

C. the patient’s right vocal cord is completely paralyzed, and there is no sensation inferior to the glottis on the right side

D. the patient’s right vocal cord is partially paralyzed, and sensation is intact

E. the patient’s right vocal cord is partially paralyzed, and there is no sensation inferior to the glottis on the right side