TITLE

Ortner's syndrome

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1536
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "Ortner's syndrome" is presented. It refers to vocal paralysis caused by pressure from an enlarged heart on the recurrent laryngeal nerve. It was named after the Austrian physician Norbert Ortner. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21238700

 

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