Demonstration of phrenic nerve paralysis and its subsequent recovery by ultrasound
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Phrenic nerve paralysis following a motorcycle injury was demonstrated using an ultrasound scan in the T/M mode. This allowed visualisation and recording of paradoxical movement of the diaphragm on breathing and sniffing. Ten weeks later recovery occurred with normal diaphragmatic movement.
Key wordsUltrasonics Trauma Phrenic nerve
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