cardiovocal syndrome

cardiovocal syndrome

Hoarseness due to compression of the left laryngeal nerve between the aorta and dilated pulmonary artery, which is often first seen in infancy Clinical Sx reflect the underlying cardiac disease–eg, lesions of the aortic arch and congenital cardiac defects, mitral valve stenosis, CAD, HTN.
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Cardiovocal syndrome was first described a century ago by Ortner.