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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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Horner Syndrome (Definition)

A disrupted nerve pathway on one side from the brain to ...Read more


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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

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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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Morning glory disk anomaly with ipsilateral capillary hemangioma, agenesis of the internal carotid artery, and horner syndrome: a variant of phaces syndrome?

Morning glory disk anomaly with ipsilateral capillary hemangioma, agenesis of the internal carotid artery, and horner syndrome: a variant of phaces syndrome?

Will Eye Hospital: Recommend you travel to see the retinal service at the wills eye hospital in philadelphia, pa. Would recommend dr. Gerry shields and dr. Carol shields. ...Read more

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What is horners syndrome?

What is horners syndrome?

See below: Horner's syndrome is a constellation of findings including eyelid drooping (ptosis), constriction of the pupils (miosis), and decreased sweat (anhidrosis) on the same side of the face. It's caused by a problem in the nervous system. Occasionally it can be from a cancer pushing on the nerves in the chest that feed the face. ...Read more

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What causes horners syndrome?

What causes horners syndrome?

Horner's syndrome.: Damage to a pathway in the Sympathetic Nervous System, either the pathway from the Hypothalamus to upper part of Spinal cord, from the Spinal column to the side of the neck, or from there to the muscles of the eye & skin of face. ...Read more

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What makes horners syndrome occur?

What makes horners syndrome occur?

Several things: Horner's is a complex of eye findings-lid droop, pupillary narrowing, diminished sweating - caused by a disturbance of the sympathetic nerve supply to the eye. Almost always on one side only. Can be caused by forceps for birth, tumors in the upper chest (usually lung cancer), vascular lesions in the neck and trauma. Some relief with proper treatment - see your neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you acquire horners syndrome?

Injury or illness: Horner's syndrome is caused by damage or dysfunction of a nerve that afffects eyelid movement, pupil constriction and sweating. It can be aquired in many ways a few of which are trauma to the neck or tumor in the chest. It is important to see a physician for new horner's syndrome of unknown cause. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about horners syndrome?

Sympathtic dysfuncti: Horner's is a complex of eye findings-lid droop, pupillary narrowing, diminished sweating - caused by a disturbance of the sympathetic nerve supply to the eye. Almost always on one side only. Can be caused by forceps for birth, tumors in the upper chest (usually lung cancer), vascular lesions in the neck and trauma. Some relief with proper treatment - see your neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: horners syndrome?

Horners Syndrome: Is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating (anhidrosis) of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. ...Read more

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Can horners syndrome cause headaches?

Can horners syndrome cause headaches?

Carotid dissection: If the horners is related to carotid dissection you might also experience headache. Treatment for the initial cause of horners such as pancoast tumor might have side effect of headache. These are serious symptoms. Seek medical attention if you have not done so. ...Read more

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Could horners syndrome cause cluster headaches?

Could horners syndrome cause cluster headaches?

Cluster HA: Http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/horner-syndrome

associated with migraine headache: the signs and. Symptoms of horner syndrome can also occur during a migraine headache. When the headache is gone, the signs and symptoms of horner syndrome usually also go away. Cluster headache are piercing pain behind one eye. ...Read more

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What can I do for treatment if horners syndrome?

Horners Syndrome: Treatment depends on the cause of horners syndrome. ...Read more

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I have horners syndrome. How do they dilate pupils?

Horner's: We have meds that dilate the pupil but you have damage to the sympathetic nerve that they work on either centrally, congentially or peripherally. It is best to fix the cause if you can. ...Read more

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Is there a tie between horners syndrome and eyes?

Many: Horner's syndrome, a complex of drooping eyelid (ptosis), constricted pupil (miosis) and reduced sweating of one side of the face (anhidrosis) can be caused by many things, including tumors on top of the lung, or anything that compresses certain nerves in the head and neck. In addition to falling lid, dryness of the eye & inadequate blink can alter vision. Advise you seek care immediately! ...Read more

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In horners syndrome, does the miotic pupil remain a constant size or does it also respond to variations in light level?

It still responds: In Horner's syndrome the pupil can still dilate to varying intensities of darkness but just not as forcefully or briskly as the normal eye. Another way to put it is that depending upon the severity of the sympathetic pathway interruption pupillodilatory muscle activity can be affected anywhere from mildly to severely or even paralyzed. Only seen dilation paralysis a few times but it can happen. ...Read more

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My doc says I have horners syndrome is it commonly benign commonly? One pupil doesn't constrict as much as the other

My doc says I have horners syndrome is it commonly benign commonly? One pupil doesn't constrict as much as the other

Is it ONLY the pupil: In order to diagnose Horner"s you must have the other symptoms. If it is only the pupil, we look for entirely different things. WHAT DID THE DR TELL YOU???? There are a variety of different things to consider if you have only pupil change, and an entirely different list of considerations if it is Horner's. Some of them are important and serious. ...Read more

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I had fusion surgery 3 months ago and still have weakness and also had horners syndrome after so they did another mri this was the results Post surg?

I had fusion surgery 3 months ago and still have weakness and also had horners syndrome after so they did another mri this was the results Post surg?

Unsure question: It isn't clear what is being asked. Given that you have had both a surgery and a follow up, it seems prudent for you to query your attending physician (s) involved in your care for any questions regarding therapeutic expectations and those surrounding the additional imaging studies. ...Read more

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Anterior disc repl surgeon cut sympathetic nerve resulting in stage3 horners wallenborgs syndromes cut vocal cord nw hv issues breathing reversable?

Anterior disc repl surgeon cut sympathetic nerve resulting in stage3 horners wallenborgs syndromes cut vocal cord nw hv issues breathing reversable?

Prediction difficult: Am unclear how all of this happened to you while having a disc surgery. Would suggest you see a medical neurologist and a rehab doctor and get this all assessed. ...Read more

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Horners syndrome stage 3 fr surgeon severing symphatic nerve during neck surgery don't sweat on rt side pittosis miosis any hope 4 a normal face again?

Horners syndrome stage 3 fr surgeon severing symphatic nerve during neck surgery don't sweat on rt side pittosis miosis any hope 4 a normal face again?

Unsure: If they completely severed the trunk, then unlikely that you will have a good recovery. If things do not recover, cosmetics can be helpful. There are cosmetic surgeries to consider for ptosis, as well, if the miosis if really bothersome, color contact lenses can hide this. ...Read more

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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

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Anisocoria. Eye doc put 1 drp apraclonidine rt eye. No change after 15 mins. Got home 20 mins later noticed rt iris now larger. Positive Horners?

Anisocoria. Eye doc put 1 drp apraclonidine rt eye. No change after 15 mins. Got home 20 mins later noticed rt iris now larger. Positive Horners?

Probably not: If you are being treated for glaucoma and the drops are causing the dilated pupil it is best to call the eye doctor. If you have any eye pain definitely get seen soon. ...Read more

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My right pupil stays smaller than my left. Slight eyebrow drooping on right side. Doc says maybe horners. Clean xray clean ct no contrast a year. Ago?

My right pupil stays smaller than my left. Slight eyebrow drooping on right side. Doc says maybe horners. Clean xray clean ct no contrast a year. Ago?

Horner's Syndrome: Yes, this could be Horner's syndrome - also associated with decreased sweating on that side of the face. There may or may not be an identifiable cause, but you should consider seeing a neurologist to help work this up, especially if it's associated with visual impairment, weakness, headache, dizziness or neck stiffness or pain.
http://syndrome. Org/horners-syndrome/ ...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

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I have medial meniscus tear in posterior horn do I need bed rest doc gave medicine for 15 days. I am a flight attndt should I fly? Or take rest

I have medial meniscus tear in posterior horn do I need bed rest doc gave medicine for 15 days. I am a flight attndt should I fly? Or take rest

If this is a new: Tear, then resting until relatively pain free and swelling if any has gone down is advisable, but not bed rest. Bed rest is rarely recommended b/c of the risk of blood clots. Old tears don't need to be rested. However you need to be able to do your job safely in a more confounded space than most people. Eventually though you should get the tear fixed to avoid arthritis later in life. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

Several: There was a breakthrough a few months ago in the molecular biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The spinal atrophies (which is what stephen hawking probably really has) are genetically programmed. Poliomyelitis and a west nile variant selectively kill these cells when they become infected with a virus. ...Read more