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Why does doctors won't order a CT scan of brain and spinal tap to find out what is causing my horners syndrome to make sure if it is a tumor or not?

Why does doctors won't order a CT scan of brain and spinal tap to find out what is causing my horners syndrome to make sure if it is a tumor or not?

Need to confirm: If your doctor has not found the cause, you should consider a second opinion with help from your family doctor. A neurologist can be more helpful....The cause is more likely to be in upper chest or neck. So an examination of the neck and ct scan of chest may be more useful than ct scan of the brain. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Horner's Syndrome (Definition)

Horner syndrome is set of clinical findings where one has a lack of sweating (anhidrosis), droopy eyelid (ptosis), and constriction of the pupil (miosis) on the same side of his face. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system but can be due to a variety of causes. ...Read more


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What exactly is horner syndrome?

What exactly is horner syndrome?

Nerve problem: Am impairment of sympathetic nerve activity that presents as ptosis(droopy eyelid), meiosis (constricted pupil) and anhydrosis (no sweating) on the same side of the face. While over 50% of the causes are benign it can indicate the presence od a tumor in the chest or neck. ...Read more

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What exactly is horner syndrome?

Nerve problem: Am impairment of sympathetic nerve activity that presents as ptosis(droopy eyelid), meiosis (constricted pupil) and anhydrosis (no sweating) on the same side of the face. While over 50% of the causes are benign it can indicate the presence od a tumor in the chest or neck. ...Read more

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What is horner syndrome and what are the signs.?

Various : Horner syndrome results in a unilateral small pupil, slight drooping of the eyelid, and possible changes in sweating on the same side. It is caused by problems in the sympathetic nerves passing upward in the chest into the neck and toward the base of the brain. Numerous conditions can cause the problem, and this would need extensive testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is horner syndrome and what are the major signs.?

Neurological deficit: This condition is caused by injury to part of your sympathetic nerves located in the upper chest area. The damage to these nerves causes changes in your pupil(dilated) and loss of sweating on the half of your affected side of the face. Most patients develop this either due to lung cancer in the top part of the lung or due to injury during surgery in the same are of the upper chest near to th spine. ...Read more

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What neurological condition do I have if horner syndrome?

Various : Horner syndrome results in a unilateral small pupil, slight drooping of the eyelid, and possible changes in sweating on the same side. It is caused by problems in the sympathetic nerves passing upward in the chest into the neck and toward the base of the brain. Numerous conditions can cause the problem, and this would need extensive testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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Right pupil is a little bigger than the left one after sundown. Both react quick to light and dark, but afraid it's horner syndrome. Going to doctor.

Right pupil is a little bigger than the left one after sundown. Both react quick to light and dark, but afraid it's horner syndrome. Going to doctor.

You may be over: Observant, but you also could have an adie's pupil, where light response is normal, but pupillary constriction/dilation as your gaze follows the finger from an arm's length to 6" from your nose...Accommodation. Syphillis and tertiary lues also has the opposite pupillary response, where the accommodation is intact, light reactivity is impaired. Go thee to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?

Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?

Not correct: Guillain-Barré syndrome is not caused by anterior horn cell death. Its other name is acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or AIDP. If it were a motor neuron disease, you'd never get better, and most people do. ...Read more