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Vol 83, No 6 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2015-11-10
Accepted: 2015-11-10
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Left brachiocephalic vein stenosis and infectious aortitis: two unusual causes of Ortner’s syndrome

Marta Maskey-Warzęchowska, Marta Dąbrowska, Rafał Krenke, Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej, Małgorzata Żukowska, Ryszarda Chazan
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2015.0075
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015;83(6):457-461.

open access

Vol 83, No 6 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2015-11-10
Accepted: 2015-11-10

Abstract

Ortner’s syndrome (also known as cardiovocal syndrome) is defined as hoarseness due to compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve by an enlarged left atrium or enlarged thoracic vessels. We describe two cases of Ortner’s syndrome with an unusual underlying vascular pathology. In the first patient, Ortner’s syndrome was a consequence of left brachiocephalic vein stenosis resulting in collateral circulation filling the aorto-pulmonary window. The second patient developed a thoracic aortic aneurysm due infectious aortitis. Both patients required careful scrutiny in differential diagnosis because of their complex past medical history and concomitant diseases.

Abstract

Ortner’s syndrome (also known as cardiovocal syndrome) is defined as hoarseness due to compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve by an enlarged left atrium or enlarged thoracic vessels. We describe two cases of Ortner’s syndrome with an unusual underlying vascular pathology. In the first patient, Ortner’s syndrome was a consequence of left brachiocephalic vein stenosis resulting in collateral circulation filling the aorto-pulmonary window. The second patient developed a thoracic aortic aneurysm due infectious aortitis. Both patients required careful scrutiny in differential diagnosis because of their complex past medical history and concomitant diseases.

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Keywords

hoarseness, vocal cord paresis, left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, Ortner’s syndrome, cardiovocal syndrome

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Title

Left brachiocephalic vein stenosis and infectious aortitis: two unusual causes of Ortner’s syndrome

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 83, No 6 (2015)

Pages

457-461

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2015.0075

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2015;83(6):457-461.

Keywords

hoarseness
vocal cord paresis
left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy
Ortner’s syndrome
cardiovocal syndrome

Authors

Marta Maskey-Warzęchowska
Marta Dąbrowska
Rafał Krenke
Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej
Małgorzata Żukowska
Ryszarda Chazan

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