Postoperative phrenic nerve palsy: early clinical implications and management

  title={Postoperative phrenic nerve palsy: early clinical implications and management},
  author={Julia Lemmer and Brigitte Stiller and Grit Heise and Michael H{\"u}bler and Vladimir V Alexi-Meskishvili and Yuguo Weng and Matthias Redlin and Valerie C. Amann and Stanislav Ovroutski and Felix Berger},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
We examined the clinical impact of diaphragmatic palsy (DP) as a result of phrenic nerve injury following cardiothoracic surgery, specifically its effects on morbidity and mortality, early regeneration capacity of the phrenic nerve, and role of surgical diaphragmatic plication. A retrospective case control study was performed in 74 children with DP and 74 matched controls after cardiothoracic surgery within the past 14 years. Following 5,128 surgical procedures in children (aged under 18 years… CONTINUE READING