What is Ortner’s syndrome?

Ortner’s syndromeis due to palsy of

[A] vagus nerve
[B] superior laryngeal nerve
[C] Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy
[D] Internal laryngeal nerve

  • Ortner’s syndromeis due to palsy of – Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy
  • Most common cause of Ortner’s syndrome is a dilated left atrium due to mitral stenosis

Other causes of Ortner’s syndrome

  1. Pulmonary hypertension
  2. Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  3. Enlarged pulmonary artery
  4. Aberrant subclavian artery syndrome

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