TITLE

A rare cause of Ortner's syndrome (cardiovocal hoarseness)

AUTHOR(S)
T. Annema, J.; Brahim, J. J.; Rabe, K. F.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Jul2004, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p636
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents the case report of a 78 year old man with a history of hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and a myocardial infarction woke up one morning to realise that he had lost his voice. He had smoked cigarettes for over 60 years and had a brother with lung cancer. Left vocal cord paralysis was assessed at laryngoscopy. A contrast enhanced computed tomographic scan of the chest showed a mass with a central opacity in the aortopulmonary window. In the diagnostic workup densities of this mass were measured which did not correspond with contrast as seen in the aorta. Transoesophageal endoscopic ultrasonography revealed a saccular aneurysm of the aortic arch surrounded by a haematoma.
ACCESSION #
13997075

 

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