Ultrasound in the diagnosis of diaphragmatic paralysis after operation for congenital heart disease

Seshadri Balaji, P. Kunovsky, I. Sullivan

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Abstract

Phrenic nerve palsy is a recognised complication of operation for congenital heart disease in children. The accuracy of ultrasound in assessing diaphragmatic motion was prospectively compared with fluoroscopy in 16 patients in whom phrenic nerve palsy was suspected. Ultrasound successfully identified the five patients with phrenic nerve palsy; there were no false positive or false negative diagnoses. Ultrasound was as effective as fluoroscopy in the diagnosis of abnormalities of diaphragmatic motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Heart Journal
Volume64
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Respiratory Paralysis
Phrenic Nerve
Paralysis
Heart Diseases
Fluoroscopy

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Ultrasound in the diagnosis of diaphragmatic paralysis after operation for congenital heart disease. / Balaji, Seshadri; Kunovsky, P.; Sullivan, I.

In: British Heart Journal, Vol. 64, No. 1, 1990, p. 20-22.

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