Posted by Patti Sueberkrop
on April 28, 2000 at 13:52:01:
In Reply to: paralyzed diaphram posted by Gwen Martin on December 08, 1999 at 11:43:57:
: my husband has a left-sided hemiparalysis of the diaphram (acute onset) which the pulmonologist is
: blaming on an accident that occured 20 years ago? Does anyone know if it is possible to have such
: delayed onset of symptoms or if the phrenic nerve is involved, wouldn't it affect both sides of the
: diaphram? I have researched this for over 24 hours on the internet and can find precious little info
: on the subject. And none of what I have found is informative or helpful. Could anthrax vaccinations
: be a causative agent? Please advise as to causes, prognosis, treatments. thankyou.
I too have researched this subjest with no luck. My husband also has right sided diaphragmatic paralysis. Pnuemonia and partial lung colapse was diagnosed in june 1999. Still having dificulties in August 1999 he was referred to pulmonalogist who ordered a CT scan and said asthma. Again complaining in March an x ray was taken and still signs of lung colapse. An additional Ct scan was done along with a Floroscopy sniff test. We were told Tr diaphramatic paralyzes and need to do additional CT scan in 6 months. Posible causes were Trauma/surgery--none, Cancer--said there saw no signs. Treatments none/or extensive surgery. thats it Period. Except it. No big deal you have trouble breathing. Deal with it.