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Diaphragm weakness as a cause of breathlessness after anatomically distant surgery
  1. A J Moore1,
  2. J Moxham2,
  3. M I Polkey1
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6NP, UK
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A J Moore
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6NP, UK; a.mooreic.ac.uk

Abstract

The case histories are presented of two patients in whom breathlessness developed following surgery to an anatomically distant site. Respiratory muscle testing demonstrated diaphragm weakness in both patients.

  • diaphragm paralysis
  • neuralgic amyotrophy
  • respiratory muscles

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