Right diaphragmatic paralysis

Case contributed by Dr Guillermo Ropero Luis


Right diaphragmatic paralysis after modified radical neck dissection.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Postoperative X-ray

Elevation of the right hemidiaphragm.


Preoperative X-ray

Chronic left pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

The patient had his larynx completely removed combined with bilateral modified radical neck dissection. He began with dyspnea and orthopnea just after the surgery.

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Case information

rID: 27676
Published: 15th Mar 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
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