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Ortner's syndrome 1

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Laryngeal paralysis due to a compression of the recurrent laryngeal nerve between the aorta and dilated pulmonary artery. Reported to occur in pulmonary hypertension and certain types of heart disease.

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  • N. Ortner:
    Recurrenslähmung bei Mitralstenose.
    Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1897, 10: 753-755.

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