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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-70

Vocal Cord Palsy as a Complication of Central Vein Catheterization: A Case Report

1 Department of Nephrology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of ENT, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Manjunath Kulkarni
Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2225-1243.155781

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We report a case of a 55-year-old female diabetic patient admitted with uremia. An attempt for insertion of a temporary dialysis into right internal jugular vein was not successful. Next day, the patient developed hoarseness of voice. Indirect laryngoscopy showed that right vocal cord was in paramedian position suggestive of palsy due to injury to recurrent laryngeal nerve. Vocal cord palsy, as a complication of central vein catheterization, is very rare.

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