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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Long Term Recovery of Diaphragmatic Function in a Patient with Unilateral Diaphragmatic Pacemaker

Author(s): Salim Surani, Eva Elizabeth Ayala, Myriah McMillan, Elizabeth Sablonte and Pilar Acosta

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2009

Page: [59 - 61] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/157339809787353994

Price: $65


Diaphragmatic pacing, also known as electrophrenic respiration or phrenic pacing has been used for quite some time in patients with respiratory failure due to diaphragmatic paralysis. We present a case of patient with respiratory insufficiency due to unilateral phrenic nerve injury as a result of radiation therapy for breast cancer. The patient had a diaphragmatic pacer inserted, with significant recovery on her symptoms. Three years after this procedure, the patient recovered her phrenic nerve function, and this was confirmed by nerve conduction study.

Keywords: Diaphragmatic pacing, respiratory failure, diaphragm paralysis

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