Ortner’s Syndrome: Aortic Aneurysm as a Cause of Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis

Dayang Corieza Febriany and Cindy Chin and Mohamed Arif Hameed Sultan and Anand Raj Thangavelu (2023) Ortner’s Syndrome: Aortic Aneurysm as a Cause of Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 17 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1985-1758

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Hoarseness is a symptom of Ortner’s syndrome, a rare disorder caused by mechanical left recurrent laryngeal nerve compression by enlarged cardiovascular structures. This is a case of Ortner’s syndrome in an elderly 74-year-old male with an aortic arch aneurysm presenting with hoarseness. We believe the aneurysm causes the left recurrent laryngeal nerve compression, resulting in unilateral vocal cord paralysis. We emphasise the significance of Ortner’s syndrome as hoarseness of voice, a significant differential diagnosis in an elderly patient despite the absence of cardiac symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Ortner’s syndrome, Vocal cord paralysis, Left recurrent laryngeal nerve compression, Cardiovocal syndrome, Aortic aneurysm
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy > QM1-695 Human anatomy > QM1-511 General
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2023 09:44
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2023 09:44
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/36781

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