Diaphragm Pacing in Quadriplegic Patients

  • H. de Boeck
  • W. Vincken
  • B. Cham
Conference paper


Severe injuries in the upper cervical spine may result in permanent impairment of diaphragmatic function, so that these patients are dependent on some form of artificial respiration for the rest of their lives.


Phrenic Nerve Diaphragm Muscle Artificial Respiration Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Diaphragmatic Function 


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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. de Boeck
    • 1
  • W. Vincken
    • 1
  • B. Cham
    • 1
  1. 1.BrusselsBelgium

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