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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 367873, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/367873
Case Report

Thoracic Saccular Aortic Aneurysm Presenting with Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy prior to Aneurysm Rupture: A Prodrome of Thoracic Aneurysm Rupture?

Department of Otolaryngology, Saitama Medical Center, 1981 Kamoda, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama 350-8550, Japan

Received 3 January 2012; Accepted 12 February 2012

Academic Editors: G. Paludetti and H. Sudhoff

Copyright © 2012 Masafumi Ohki. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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