Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Warning Signs Underlying Cause

Horner's Syndrome Underlying Cause

Horner's syndrome is usually caused by irritation of nerves in the neck that supply the face.

Common causes include:

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Horner's Syndrome References
  1. Amonoo-Kuofi HS. Horner's syndrome revisited: with an update of the central pathway. Clin Anat. 1999;12(5):345-61. [10462732]
  2. Fetzer SJ. Recognizing Horner's syndrome. J Perianesth Nurs. 2000 Apr;15(2):124-8. [11111529]
  3. Leira EC, Bendixen BH, Kardon RH, Adams HP Jr. Brief, transient Horner's syndrome can be the hallmark of a carotid artery dissection. Neurology. 1998 Jan;50(1):289-90. [9443497]
  4. Patel S, Ilsen PF. Acquired Horner's syndrome: clinical review. Optometry. 2003 Apr;74(4):245-56. [12703690]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.