Dyspnea as the Presenting Symptom of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

  title={Dyspnea as the Presenting Symptom of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy},
  author={Elizabeth Yu and Neil C Romero and Troy Miles and Stephanie L. Hsu and Dimitriy G. Kondrashov},
  booktitle={Surgery journal},
Background  A case report of acute unilateral hemidiaphragm paralysis and resultant dyspnea due to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is described. Case Report  An 82-year-old man presented with a nonproductive cough, chest congestion, hoarseness, and shortness of breath on ambulation. The patient underwent cardiac catheterization, which revealed extensive stenosis of the major cardiac arteries. Subsequently, he underwent triple coronary artery bypass grafting. Despite the cardiac surgery… CONTINUE READING


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