phrenic nerves


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phrenic nerves

The two main nerves supplying the DIAPHRAGM and thus controlling breathing. Each phrenic nerve arises from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th cervical spinal nerves and passes down through the chest to supply one side of the diaphragm.
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Sacrifice of the phrenic nerve necessitated a postoperative consultation with a physiotherapist for breathing assistance.
The neurologic deficit caused by the cranial positioning of the right diaphragm due to the injuryofthe phrenic nerve, as well as from the spinal accessory nerve injury, reduced this patient's quality of life.
Parke and Whalen described two patients with severe cervical myelopathy who developed respiratory insufficiency related to phrenic nerve palsy after cervical manipulation [2].
reported a case of phrenic nerve palsy in a 53-year-old with cervical spondylotic myelopathy [5].
Fowler et al., "Detection of phrenic nerves and their relation to cardiac anatomy using 64-slice multidetector computed tomography," The American Journal of Cardiology, vol.
The relative position of the left phrenic nerve to the left atrial appendage may change with LAA enlargement.
Tests showed my left phrenic nerve was not functioning, and I had lost the use of the left side of the diaphragm.
Despite that the phrenic nerve is the main nerve involved in respiration, and also the site of sympathetic activity recordings, there are no morphological and Morphometric descriptions of the phrenic nerve in SHR.
Key Words: Phrenic nerve; Spontaneously hypertensive rats; sympathetic nervous system
The phrenic nerve is long and relatively protected from injuries due to its intrathoracic location, being a good model for nerve regeneration studies.
Phrenic nerve injury (PNI) is a rare complication of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation [1].
MORPHOMETRIC COMPARISON BETWEEN PHRENIC NERVE FASCICLES OF MALE AND FEMALE SPONTANEOUSLY HYPERTENSIVE RATS (SHR).