phrenic nerve


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phrenic nerve

[′fren·ik ¦nərv]
(neuroscience)
A nerve, arising from the third, fourth, and fifth cervical (cervical plexus) segments of the spinal cord; innervates the diaphragm.
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In our study, the main risk factor of PPCs were advance age (age [greater than or equal to] 60 years), prolonged CPB time CPB time > 120 minutes), pre-op pulmonary hypertension and intraoperative phrenic nerve injury (Table-III).
Phrenic nerve palsy is usually associated with dyspnoea, cough, or hiccups and can be confirmed on chest xray showing diaphragmatic elevation.
The patient was monitored closely for signs and symptoms of intravascular absorption, pneumothorax, phrenic nerve paralysis, Horner's Syndrome, and other possible complications.
During the first treatment, Tom complained of mild dyspnea, which is chronic as a result of his previous phrenic nerve damage.
2000) Assessment of neonatal diaphragm function using magnetic stimulation of the phrenic nerves.
To counteract this, we decided to perform a local phrenic nerve block prior to application of the fibrin glue.
The phrenic nerve can be damaged in a C3 fracture and subsequently paralyse the diaphragm.
Minimal invasive coronary sinus lead reposition technique for the treatment of phrenic nerve stimulation.
Currently, patients are considered candidates for phrenic nerve pacing if nerve cell bodies of C3, C4 and C5 are intact.
As the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm muscles fails, patients lose the ability to breathe without ventilator support.