Horner syndrome due to intrathoracic multinodular goiter (case report) İntratorasik multinodüler guatrın neden olduǧu horner Sendromu (olgu sunumu)

Korkmaz S., Hamamcioǧlu K., Öztürk M., Aksu M.

Turk Noroloji Dergisi, vol.19, no.3, pp.104-106, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.39260
  • Journal Name: Turk Noroloji Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-106
  • Keywords: Horner syndrome, multinodular goiter, sympathic system
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Horner syndrome is characterized by miosis, ptosis, facial anhydrosis and enophtalmus and is caused by a lesion along the oculosymphathetic pathway starting from hypothalamus and ending in the eye. The long course of the oculosympathetic pathway predisposes it to a wide variety of pathologic processes, ranging from harmless vascular headaches to life-threatening conditions such as carotid artery dissection or malignancy. Thyroid neoplasms, benign or malign, are among unusual causes of Horner syndrome and represent 1.3-7.8% of cases. Especially, early diagnosis of benign thyroid neoplasms such as multinodular goiter has particular importance because of its reversibility with appropriate treatment. We report a case of Horner syndrome which has been developed as a complication of intrathoracic multinodular goiter.