Case 55

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A 42-year-old male smoker presented to his GP with 2-month history of sudden loss of voice. No weight loss or respiratory symptoms. On examination, there were no positive findings. The GP referred him urgently to ENT who diagnosed a paralysed left vocal cord. A CT was then performed (Images 1a–c).


Vertebral Artery Respiratory Symptom Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Laryngeal Nerve Bronchogenic Carcinoma 
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  1. 1.
    Villmann P, Larsen SS (2005) Endoscopic ultrasound guided biopsy in the chest: little to lose, much to gain. Eur respir J 25:400–401CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Larsen SS et al (2002) Endoscopic ultrasound guided biopsy of mediastinal lesions has a major impact on patient management. Thorax 57:98–103PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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