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What is Horner's syndrome?

What is Horner's syndrome?

  • Horner's syndrome: A rare condition caused by damage to the sympathetic nervous system that supply the eye on the affected side of the head.
  • Horner's syndrome: A syndrome associated with defective sympathetic innervation to one side of the face, including the eye. Clinical features include MIOSIS; mild BLEPHAROPTOSIS; and hemifacial ANHIDROSIS (decreased sweating)(see HYPOHIDROSIS). Lesions of the BRAIN STEM; cervical SPINAL CORD; first thoracic nerve root; apex of the LUNG; CAROTID ARTERY; CAVERNOUS SINUS; and apex of the ORBIT may cause this condition. (From Miller et al., Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 4th ed, pp500-11)
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  • Horner's syndrome: a pattern of symptoms occurring as a result of damage to nerves in the cervical region of the spine (drooping eyelids and constricted pupils and absence of facial sweating).
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Horner's syndrome: Introduction

Types of Horner's syndrome:

Broader types of Horner's syndrome:

How serious is Horner's syndrome?

Complications of Horner's syndrome: see complications of Horner's syndrome

What causes Horner's syndrome?

Causes of Horner's syndrome: see causes of Horner's syndrome

What are the symptoms of Horner's syndrome?

Symptoms of Horner's syndrome: see symptoms of Horner's syndrome

Complications of Horner's syndrome: see complications of Horner's syndrome

Horner's syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Horner's syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Horner's syndrome.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Horner's syndrome: see treatments for Horner's syndrome
Research for Horner's syndrome: see research for Horner's syndrome

Organs Affected by Horner's syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Horner's syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Horner's syndrome

Main name of condition: Horner's syndrome

Other names or spellings for Horner's syndrome:

Bernard-Horner syndrome, cervical sympathetic paralysis syndrome, sympathetic ophthalmoplegia, sympathetic cervical paralysis

Claude Bernard-Horner syndrome, Ocular-ophthalmoplegia, sympathetic Source - Diseases Database

Horner's syndrome
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Horner's syndrome: Related Conditions

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