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Phrenic nerve damage symptoms

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Phrenic nerve: It originates in the neck (C3-C5) & passes down between heart & lungs, then reaches the diaphragm. It is important for breathing.

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Not a myth: There are surgical treatments available to improve lung function in patients with unilateral (one sided) phrenic nerve paralysis. None of the procedu... Read More
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
This is an actual tx: However it doesn't fix all the problems that phrenic nerve injury can result in. At this time there is only treatment that can restore the innervation... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Would be cautious: Since I have contact with many post-op complications, including focal phrenic nerve paralysis, I must say that I have NEVER heard of any successful su... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mimi Lee
Dr. Mimi Leeanswered
Neurology 8 years experience
Hard question: since your question is not very clear I am going to be broad as well. There are several mechanisms for phrenic nerve palsy. to have phrenic nerve pals... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
TOS: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome involves the nerves traveling through the shoulder at the level of the 1st rib. The phrenic nerve does not typically travel t... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Most do improve: Unfortunately, phrenic nerve problem occurs with even the best and smoothest of TOS surgeries, and although uncommon, creates some short-term problems... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Time will tell: Depending on the surg and the swelling in the area of the phrenic nerve, time is the only way you will get an answer. There is no way to make an predi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Diaphragm: The phrenic nerve is the nerve that inner ages the diaphragm. It emanates from the cervical spine.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Very unlikely: Excellent question. It is very unlikely this would contribute to the development if a hiatal hernia, which would be a stretching out if the natural op... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Phrenic Nerve injury: The phrenic nerve supplies movement to the diaphragm for breathing. Although recovery can be achieved with time, a younger age appears to have better ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
HIGHLY UNlikely: The phrenic nerve is from above the diaphragm and the procedures your mentioned are all below this level...
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