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

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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Horner's syndrome secondary to intervertebral disc herniation at the level of T1-2.
 

Author(s): Kate Spacey, Ammar Zaidan, Zaher Dannawi, Rabi Khazim, R Khazim, Zaher Dannawi, Z Dannawi

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A 54-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a 6 week history of periscapular pain and a T1 radiculopathy associated with Horner's syndrome. MRI of her cervicothoracic spine revealed an intervertebral disc herniation at the level of T1-2. During investigation she experienced some ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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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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