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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The terms "Horner's syndrome" returned 109 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Case of Mediastinal Granular Cell Tumor with Horner's Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yoshinobu Shikatani, Mikio Okazaki, Nobuhiko Sakao, Shungo Yukumi, Hisayuki Shigematsu, Sohei Kitazawa, Yoshifumi Sano

Journal: Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 ;21(6):567-9.

 

Granular cell tumor (GCT) is found in various organs but is rare in the mediastinum. We report a case of mediastinal GCT in a 19-year-old woman who presented with left ptosis and miosis. CT and MRI revealed a 29-mm well-circumscribed tumor located close to the first thoracic vertebra ...

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2015

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Horner's Syndrome after Superficial Cervical Plexus Block.
 

Author(s): Stefan Flores, Christine Riguzzi, Andrew A Herring, Arun Nagdev

Journal: West J Emerg Med. 2015 May;16(3):428-31.

 

Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are becoming more essential for the management of acute pain in the emergency department (ED). With increased block frequency comes unexpected complications that require prompt recognition and treatment. The superficial cervical plexus block (SCPB) has ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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[Horner's syndrome following internal jugular vein catheterization in an infant].
 

Author(s): Sana Khochtali, Lina Jedidi, Amine Ksia, Imène Khairallah-Ksia, Sonia Attia, Abdellatif Nouri, Moncef Khairallah

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Jul;92(7):513-4.

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2015

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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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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 Jan 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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Pupillometry in Horner's Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016

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