Cardiovocal syndrome | definition of cardiovocal syndrome by Medical dictionary
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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Postoperative left vocal cord dysfunction caused by Ortner's cardiovocal syndrome. Anesth Analg.
Ortner's syndrome: a multifactorial cardiovocal syndrome. Clin Cardiol 2010; 33: 99-100.
was first described a century ago by Ortner.