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Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
While it is not: Likely, the possibility is there. Did you have nerve damage to any other structures. The roots of the phrenic nerve are in the cervical region (neck) ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
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
19 years experience Internal Medicine
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
52 years experience Neurology
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 Lee answered
7 years experience Neurology
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
37 years experience Neurosurgery
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
52 years experience Neurology
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
48 years experience Family Medicine
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
13 years experience Neurology
Diaphragm: The phrenic nerve is the nerve that inner ages the diaphragm. It emanates from the cervical spine.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Phrenic nerve: This is a complication caused by electrical signal getting to the phrenic nerve. The problem can sometimes be ameliorated by reprogramming the pacer. ... Read More

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