- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Ortner's syndrome 1

Synonyms

Cardiomegaly-laryngeal paralysis syndrome, cardiovascular syndrome, cardiovocal syndrome, laryngeal paralysis syndrome.

Related people

Laryngeal paralysis due to a compression of the recurrent laryngeal nerve between the aorta and dilated pulmonary artery.

Description

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.

We thank John Ryan and Brian Miller for information submitted.

Bibliography

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

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.