Horner's syndrome

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Horner's syndrome

Horner's syndrome consists of miosis (constriction of the pupil), ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), and anhidrosis (absence of sweating of the face).   It is caused by injury to the sympathetic nerves of the face. In rare cases, Horner's syndrome is congenital (present from birth) and associated with a lack of pigmentation of the iris (colored part of the eye).
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Horner's syndrome" returned 120 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Left parapharyngeal ectopic goitre associated with eutopic thyroid and postoperative Horner's syndrome.
 

Author(s): W Foma, E Pegbessou, B Amana, E Kpemissi

Journal: Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2017 May;134(3):207-208.

 

The authors report a case of left parapharyngeal ectopic goitre, in which resection was followed by postoperative Horner's syndrome, and describe the difficult management of this entity.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Horner's syndrome: an unusual complication of thyroidectomy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Sanjeewa A Seneviratne, Dewamuni S Kumara, Akram M P Drahaman

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Horner's syndrome is a very rare complication following surgery of the thyroid gland with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. Exact pathophysiology of post-thyroidectomy Horner's syndrome is not fully understood, and once diagnosed, management remains mostly conservative.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Erythema migrans associated with partial Horner's syndrome.
 

Author(s): Isha Verma, Abhinav Agrawal

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Horner's syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Horner's syndrome revealing a spontaneous carotid artery dissection].
 

Author(s): V Verdin, C Holemans, B Otto, H Van Damme, J O Defraigne

Journal: Rev Med Liege. 2013 Jan;68(1):11-5.

 

We report a case of spontaneous carotid artery dissection suspected by the appearance of Horner's syndrome. Under medical treatment, the intramural hematoma resolved within 3 months. The patient had an uneventful recovery, without any residual neurologic deficit. Spontaneous arterial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Adult Horner's syndrome: a combined clinical, pharmacological, and imaging algorithm.
 

Author(s): I Davagnanam, C L Fraser, K Miszkiel, C S Daniel, G T Plant

Journal: Eye (Lond). 2013 Mar;27(3):291-8.

 

The diagnosis of Horner's syndrome (HS) can be difficult, as patients rarely present with the classic triad of ptosis, miosis, and anhydrosis. Frequently, there are no associated symptoms to help determine or localise the underlying pathology. The onset of anisocoria may also be uncertain, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Horner's syndrome in patients admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit: epidemiology, diagnosis and clinical practice.
 

Author(s): I Lazar, Y Cavari, E Rosenberg, B Knyazer

Journal: Anaesth Intensive Care. 2013 Jan;41(1):20-3.

 

Horner's syndrome appears when the three-neuron sympathetic pathway is interrupted anywhere from the posterior-lateral nuclei of the hypothalamus through the spinal cord to the eye. In children, Horner's syndrome can be either congenital or acquired, but overall it is a rare finding. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pupillometry in Horner's Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Horner's Syndrome; Stroke; Dissection Carotid Artery

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2017

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Exploration of Pupil Dilation in Horner's Patients Taking Flomax
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Horner Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2018

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The Effects of Horner's Syndrome Developing After Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block on Autonomic Nervous Activity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brachial Plexus Block; Horner Syndrome; Autonomic Imbalance

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2018

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