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Horner syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17697179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Horner syndrome is an uncommon but important clinical entity, representing interruption of the sympathetic pathway to the eye and face. Horner syndrome is almost always diagnosed clinically, though pharmacological testing can be used to confirm the diagnosis. Imaging modalities such as PET, CT and MRI are important components of work-up for patients presenting with acquired Horner syndrome. Our patient's presentation with Horner syndrome unmasked the causative superior sulcus squamous cell carcinoma and a coincidental lower lobe adenocarcinoma. Successful radical treatment of these cancers resulted in complete resolution of the syndrome and disease-free survival at 18 months. We review the anatomy and pathophysiology underlying this and other causes of Horner syndrome.
Yu X Kong; Gavin Wright; Konrad Pesudovs; Justin O'Day; Zoe Wainer; Harrison S Weisinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & experimental optometry : journal of the Australian Optometrical Association     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0816-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Optom     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-16     Completed Date:  2008-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703442     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Optom     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  336-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiothoracic Care Centre, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications,  diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Horner Syndrome / diagnosis*,  etiology
Lung Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Positron-Emission Tomography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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