Ortner's syndrome in association with mitral valve prolapse

Clin Cardiol. 2000 Apr;23(4):295-7. doi: 10.1002/clc.4960230416.


The case of an 83-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and cardiomegaly is presented. The patient also had progressive hoarseness of her voice and intermittent dysphagia. Ear, nose, and throat examination revealed left vocal cord paralysis. Echocardiography revealed severely dilated left (LA) and right atria (RA), moderate mitral regurgitation, severe tricuspid regurgitation, and prolapse of both these valves. A review of literature of Ortner's or cardiovocal syndrome is presented. Ortner's syndrome due to mitral valve prolapse has not been reported previously.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Deglutition Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Deglutition Disorders / etiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dilatation, Pathologic / complications
  • Dilatation, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Female
  • Heart Atria / diagnostic imaging
  • Hoarseness / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications*
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / diagnostic imaging
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve / physiopathology
  • Syndrome
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis / complications*