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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Horner Syndrome (Overview)

A disrupted nerve pathway on one side from the brain to the face and eye.


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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. Payam Rafat
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Horner Syndrome (Overview)

A disrupted nerve pathway on one side from the brain to the face and eye.


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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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Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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What is horner syndrome and what are the signs.?

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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What is the definition or description of: Horner syndrome?

Definition: A persistently small pupil (miosis) A notable difference in pupil size between the two eyes (anisocoria) Little or delayed opening (dilation) of the affected pupil in dim light Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis) Slight elevation of the lower lid, sometimes called upside-down ptosis Little/no sweating (anhidrosis) either on the entire side of face or isolated patch of skin on the affected side. ...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