Joe Putnam
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Recurrent bronchogenic cyst causing recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy.

Rice DC, Putnam JB
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2002 21 (3): 561-3

PMID: 11888786 · DOI:10.1016/s1010-7940(01)01145-9

A case of a 50-year-old male who developed left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy due to a bronchogenic cyst is presented. The bronchogenic cyst recurred following incomplete excision and multiple attempts at percutaneous aspiration. Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy is an unusual complication of bronchogenic cysts. This case highlights the need for complete excision of these cysts and the lack of efficacy of cyst aspiration.

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Bronchogenic Cyst Humans Male Middle Aged Recurrence Suction Vocal Cord Paralysis

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