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), anhidrosis (absence of sweating of the face), and enophthalmos (sinking of the eyeball into the eye socket).   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 94 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Postoperative Horner's syndrome after video-assisted thyroidectomy: a report of two cases.
 

Author(s): Xin Ying, Guan Dandan, Chen Bin

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Horner's syndrome is a rare complication after video-assisted thyroidectomy (VAT). We present two cases of thyroid microcarcinoma who presented with Horner's syndrome on day 2 after surgery. Ultrasonography showed no hematoma or fluid collection in the surgical field. For the first ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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[Alterations of brain functional connectivity in a patient with alternating Horner's syndrome: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study].
 

Author(s): Zhiye Chen, Yintai Fan, Jinfeng Li, Lin Ma

Journal: Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2013 Aug;33(8):1177-80.

 

To evaluate the alternations of degree centrality (DC) in the brain of a patient with alternating Horner's syndrome (AHS).

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2013

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[Incomplete Horner's syndrome as a presenting sign of fourth ventricle ependymoma].
 

Author(s): E Escrivá, L Martínez-Costa

Journal: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2013 Sep;88(9):359-61.

 

The case of 44 year old male patient with palpebral ptosis and trigeminal neuralgia as presenting sign of fourth ventricle ependymoma is reported. After surgical treatment, the patient developed a residual paresis of the sixth cranial nerve.

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2013

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The terms "Horner's syndrome" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 14 Mar 2013

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[Acquired Horner's syndrome].
 

Author(s): Karl B Alstadhaug

Journal: Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen.. 2011 May;131(9-10):950-4.

 

Horner's syndrome is characterized by the classic triad of eyelid ptosis, miosis and facial anhidrosis and is caused by an interruption of the oculosympathetic nerve pathway somewhere between its origin in the hypothalamus and the eye.

Last Updated: 24 May 2011

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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor with Horner's syndrome: a case report.
 

Author(s): Masaki Hara, Yasunori Matsuzaki, Tetsuya Shimizu, Masaki Tomita, Takanori Ayabe, Yusuke Enomoto, Shunsuke Wada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hiroaki Kataoka, Kazuki Nabeshima, Toshio Onitsuka

Journal: Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Aug;14(4):246-8.

 

We report on a 42-year-old woman with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) arising from the cervical sympathetic nerve. A collar incision and partial sternotomy were performed at the second intercostal space. The mass was spindle shaped and connected to the sympathetic ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2008

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