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A 37-year-old member asked:

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the diaphragm to become paralyzed?

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Dr. Donald Thomas
Thoracic Surgery 36 years experience
Many things: Common reasons for paralysis of the diaphragm include interruption of the phrenic nerve due to trauma, invasion by tumor and vascular compression. Additional reasons include neurological diseases like ALS and ms as well as strokes.
Last updated May 23, 2018
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