Evaluation of recurrent nerve paralysis due to thoracic aortic aneurysm and aneurysm repair.

OBJECTIVES We sought to clarify the relationship between the outcome of recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis with the characteristics of the thoracic aortic aneurysm and the surgical procedure used in each patient. METHODS Nine patients who developed recurrent nerve paralysis (nonsurgical paralysis) due to a thoracic aortic aneurysm alone and 14 patients… CONTINUE READING