VANCOUVER syndrome

Vagus Associated Neurogenic Cough Occurring due to Unilateral Vascular Encroachment of its Root.

Our team has recently successfully operated on the first case in the world where a neurogenic cough was cured by a unilateral decompression of the vagus nerve.

We hope this new syndrome will become known as Vagus Associated Neurogenic Cough Occurring due to Unilateral Vascular Encroachment of the Root. This acronym, VANCOUVER syndrome, is also an homage to the city where this discovery was made.

The details of the case will be available following the peer-reviewed publication of our case report. We are studying additional patients in order to present our recommended protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of this new condition.

Our paper has been accepted (November 21, 2019) by the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. We will put a link to the paper as soon as it is available.