J reconstr Microsurg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604271
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Erratum to: Long-Term Follow-Up after Phrenic Nerve Reconstruction for Diaphragmatic Paralysis: A Review of 180 Patients

Matthew R. Kaufman1, 2, Andrew I. Elkwood1, David Brown3, John Cece1, Catarina Martins1, Thomas Bauer4, Jason Weissler5, Kameron Rezzadeh2, Reza Jarrahy2
  • 1Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey
  • 2Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, David Geffen UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey
  • 4Division of Thoracic Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey
  • 5Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Publication Date:
14 July 2017 (eFirst)

It has been brought to the Publisher's attention that figures were mislabeled in the above-mentioned article published in the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Volume 33, Number 1, pages 63–69 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588018). Also there were errors in two sentences on pages 64 and 66.

The correct figures and the corrected sentences appear as follows:

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Fig. 2 SF-36 physical functioning survey scores. A 26% improvement was noted following phrenic nerve reconstruction. SF-36, 36-Item Short Form Health Survey.
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Fig. 3 Average pre- and postoperative phrenic nerve conduction latencies. Reference value of 7 ± 1.4 ms is shown graphically.
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Fig. 4 Mean pre- and postoperative diaphragm motor amplitudes (mV).

On page 64: para 1, line 8

Although the long-term impact of diaphragmatic paralysis on the respiratory system has not been rigorously evaluated, it has been suggested that a chronic reduction in lower lung aeration not only compromises function, but also increases susceptibility to respiratory infections and the onset of obstructive pulmonary disorders.


On page 66: para 5, line 3

In 50% of patients, there was a reversal of paradoxical movement and an improved static position of the diaphragm following treatment, whereas optimal fluoroscopic diaphragmatic activity (symmetrical static and dynamic positioning of the treated side when compared with the contralateral unaffected hemidiaphragm) was observed in 36% of patients.