Phrenic nerve/diaphragmatic stimulators complication

Background

  • Implanted into bilateral phrenic nerves to treat rerspiratory insufficiency from poor diaphragmatic motion

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Complications

  • Pneumothorax (early after implantation)
  • Infection
  • Wire Migration
  • Drive malfunction (causing diaphragmatic paralysis)

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

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