Cardio vocal syndrome – revisited

Praveen Satheesan, Baiju R, vijayalakshmi V, Radhakrishnan VV


Cardio vocal syndrome or ortners syndrome refer to vocal cord palsy due to cardiovascular pathology.First described in  a mitral stenosis patient in 1897 by an Austrian Physician Norbert Ortner.1The recurrent laryngeal nerve is compressed by a dilated LA as in Mitral stenosis or extra cardiac compressions like aneurysmn.Here we report a case of cardio vocal syndrome due to saccular aneurysmn in the arch of aorta.

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