What is the prognosis of bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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The prognosis depends on the nature of the underlying disease. Patient diaphragm function may recover if nerve injury is not permanent, while other patients may require long-term treatment as elaborated before. If recovery occurs, it usually takes considerable time, in excess of one year.


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