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How could a lung become paralyzed?
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diaphragm
The diaphragm can become paralyzed if it's nerve supply, the phrenic nerve, is injured.
A diaphragm plication may be needed to improve symptoms.

In brief: Diaphragm
The diaphragm can become paralyzed if it's nerve supply, the phrenic nerve, is injured.
A diaphragm plication may be needed to improve symptoms.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Phrenic Nerve
Injury to the phrenic nerve (the nerve that controls the diaphragm) can result in paralysis of the muscle that moves air in and out of the lung (the diaphragm); most people with unilateral/one sided phrenic nerve injury are asymptomatic unless they have underlying lung disease.

In brief: Phrenic Nerve
Injury to the phrenic nerve (the nerve that controls the diaphragm) can result in paralysis of the muscle that moves air in and out of the lung (the diaphragm); most people with unilateral/one sided phrenic nerve injury are asymptomatic unless they have underlying lung disease.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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