Ortner's syndrome

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Other Names :  

Cardiovocal syndrome

What is Ortner's syndrome ?  

Ortnerís syndrome refers to recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy from cardiovascular disease.

Cause(s) :  
  • Dilated left atrium due to mitral stenosis
  • Increased blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein or other blood vessels that supply the lungs
  • Aberrant subclavian artery (abnormal anatomy of the subclavian artery)
  • Enlarged pulmonary artery
  • Aneurysm in thoracic aorta
Symptoms :  
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing)
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Angiogram
  • Ultrasound of the heart and thoracic cavity
Specialist to consult :  Cardiology

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