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 95 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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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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Horner's syndrome and contralateral abducens nerve palsy associated with zoster meningitis.
 

Author(s): Bum-Joo Cho, Ji-Soo Kim, Jeong-Min Hwang

Journal: Korean J Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec;27(6):474-7.

 

A 55-year-old woman presented with diplopia following painful skin eruptions on the right upper extremity. On presentation, she was found to have 35 prism diopters of esotropia and an abduction limitation in the left eye. Two weeks later, she developed blepharoptosis and anisocoria ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2013

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The terms "Horner's syndrome" returned 3 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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A rare case of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the nasopharynx manifesting as Horner's syndrome: discussion and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): F Soprani, V Armaroli, A Venturini, E Emiliani, D Casolino

Journal: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2007 Aug;27(4):216-9.

 

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a malignant tumour involving the salivary glands, rarely developing in the nasopharynx. The biological behaviour of adenoid cystic carcinoma is characterized by slow growth rate, high tendency to local recurrence and metastatic spread. Its histological ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2007

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