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

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

Turk Noroloji Dergisi, vol.19, no.3, pp.104-106, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.39260
  • Title of Journal : Turk Noroloji Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-106


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.