Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy due to displacement of a gastric band (2016)

Type of publication:
Journal article

*Fussey, J M, *Ahsan, F

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Nov 2016, vol. 98, no. 8, p. e152

The left recurrent laryngeal nerve is at increased risk of compression by oesophageal pathology due to its long course through the neck and thorax. Here we report a case of left vocal cord palsy secondary to displacement of a gastric band, resulting in oesophageal dilatation and neuropraxia of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve. Vocal cord function partially improved following removal of the gastric band.