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03-18-2009, 10:39 AM
Diaphragmatic paralysis
Causes 1- Trauma of phrenic nerve (surgery)
2- Infiltration of phrenic Nerve. By malignancy
3- Idiopathic
4- Viral
C/P cause
bilateral dyspnea Paradoxical Abdominal movement
Reversed tidal P.
unilateral no dyspnea
ttt Cause
ventilation if bilateral

Source: Internal Medicine Book of Dr.Osama Mahmoud (Ain Shams University)