Radiological manifestations of cardiovocal syndrome.

P. Chan, W. K. Cheung, J. T. Ko, C. Y. Yang, Y. C. Chen, J. C. Hsu

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Cardiovocal syndrome is a rare clinical diagnosis that signifies vocal cord palsy associated with various cardiovascular diseases. The radiological manifestations of six cases of clinically diagnosed cardiovocal syndrome are reviewed retrospectively. The common clinical presentation of these six cases was hoarseness that was due to left vocal cord palsy. By means of chest X-rays (CXR) and cardioangiography, four cases were respectively diagnosed to have atrial septal defect (n = 1), ventricular septal defect (n = 1) and mitral stenosis (n = 2), all of which were associated with a common radiological finding of dilatation of pulmonary trunk. The other two cases were separately diagnosed to have proximal descending aortic saccular aneurysm (n = 1) by means of CXR and angiography, and fusiform ascending aortic aneurysm (n = 1) by computed tomography and magnetic resonance image. All these radiological presentations of either aortic aneurysm or dilated pulmonary trunk were associated with encroachment of aorticopulmonary window for which the left recurrent laryngeal nerve was presumably compressed with the result of left vocal cord palsy. Hoarseness that is caused by these underlying cardiovascular diseases is correctable after treatment of the underlying diseases. Hence, clinicians and radiologists should pay attention to the radiological manifestations of patients whose chief complaints are hoarseness and cardiovocal syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-453
Number of pages6
JournalChinese Medical Journal (Taipei)
Volume50
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Vocal Cord Paralysis
Hoarseness
Aortic Aneurysm
Cardiovascular Diseases
Thorax
X-Rays
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Lung
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Ventricular Heart Septal Defects
Aneurysm
Dilatation
Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Tomography
Therapeutics

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Chan, P., Cheung, W. K., Ko, J. T., Yang, C. Y., Chen, Y. C., & Hsu, J. C. (1992). Radiological manifestations of cardiovocal syndrome. Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei), 50(6), 448-453.

Radiological manifestations of cardiovocal syndrome. / Chan, P.; Cheung, W. K.; Ko, J. T.; Yang, C. Y.; Chen, Y. C.; Hsu, J. C.

In: Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei), Vol. 50, No. 6, 12.1992, p. 448-453.

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Chan, P, Cheung, WK, Ko, JT, Yang, CY, Chen, YC & Hsu, JC 1992, 'Radiological manifestations of cardiovocal syndrome.', Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei), vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 448-453.
Chan P, Cheung WK, Ko JT, Yang CY, Chen YC, Hsu JC. Radiological manifestations of cardiovocal syndrome. Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei). 1992 Dec;50(6):448-453.
Chan, P. ; Cheung, W. K. ; Ko, J. T. ; Yang, C. Y. ; Chen, Y. C. ; Hsu, J. C. / Radiological manifestations of cardiovocal syndrome. In: Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei). 1992 ; Vol. 50, No. 6. pp. 448-453.
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