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 an homage to the city where this discovery was made.

Here is a link to our recently published paper in the Journal of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

We are studying additional patients in order to present our recommended protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of this new condition.

Billy Reid statue at Museum of Anthropology

Bill Reid’s statue at Museum of Anthropology

The Haida artist, Bill Reid, carved The Raven and the First Men and it is on display at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. It depicts the Haida’s interpretation of human creation. I believe this statue is also symbolic of the birth of VANCOUVER syndrome. A condition that has been around a long time but unrecognized by the rest of the world until recently.