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Chirurgia 2018 December;31(6):258-60

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.18.04789-7

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Post-thyroidectomy Horner’s syndrome

Vincenza P. DINUZZI , Andrea FARES BUCCI, Giuseppe AMATURO, Ermenegildo FURINO, Luigi SIVERO, Rita COMPAGNA, Maurizio AMATO, Giovanni APREA

Department of Integrated Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, and Surgery, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy


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Horner’s syndrome results from damage of cervical sympathetic trunk and is characterized by a typical triad of symptoms: miosis, eyelid ptosis, enophthalmos, with or without anhidrosis and hemi-facial vascular dilation. We describe a case of HB syndrome after three days from right loboistmectomy. The patient presented ptosis, miosis and enophthalmos in right side; however, anhidrosis and vasodilation of ipsilateral half face were not observed. Horner’s syndrome is a rare complication of thyroid surgery that should not be under evaluated especially considering the importance of the potentially permanent aesthetic alteration.


KEY WORDS: Thyroidectomy - Horner Syndrome - Postoperative complications

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