Idiopathic bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis.

@article{VallsSol2002IdiopathicBD,
  title={Idiopathic bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis.},
  author={Josep Valls-Sol{\'e} and Margarita Solans},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={619-23}
}
A 41-year-old man complained of subacute onset of dyspnea and pain in the neck and chest. He was diagnosed with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis, based on clinical inspection of the breathing pattern and transdiaphragmatic pressure recording, and was trained to use a portable bi-level positive airway pressure apparatus (BiPAP). Needle electromyography showed profuse fibrillation potentials and positive waves in the diaphragm, more abundant on the right than left side, and no response to… CONTINUE READING

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