Horner's syndrome in patients admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit: Epidemiology, diagnosis and clinical practice

I. Lazar, Y. Cavari, E. Rosenberg, B. Knyazer

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Abstract

Horner's syndrome appears when the three-neuron sympathetic pathway is interrupted anywhere from the posterior-lateral nuclei of the hypothalamus through the spinal cord to the eye. In children, Horner's syndrome can be either congenital or acquired, but overall it is a rare finding. There are several causes of Horner's syndrome, some of iatrogenic. Although uncommon in the paediatric population, prompt recognition of the syndrome and immediate treatment may prevent permanent damage to the neuronal pathway. Awareness of the risk of developing iatrogenic Horner's syndrome and early detection of signs are recommended to minimise future disability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Horner's syndrome
  • Paediatric intensive care unit

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