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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 316984, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/316984
Case Report

Postthyroidectomy Horner’s Syndrome

1Endocrine, Metabolic and Bariatric Unit, General Surgery Department, Vall d’Hebron Universitary Hospital and Center of Excellence for the EAC-BC, Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
2General Surgery Department, Vall d’Hebron Universitary Hospital, Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

Received 7 September 2012; Accepted 6 October 2012

Academic Editor: Arduino A. Mangoni

Copyright © 2012 Ramon Vilallonga et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Horner’s syndrome (HSd) results from an injury along the cervical sympathetic chain, producing ipsilateral miosis, ptosis, enophthalmos, and facial anhydrosis. Although more commonly associated to malignant tumors affecting the preganglionar segment of the sympathetic chain (especially in the lung apex), HSd has been described as a rare complication of thyroid surgery. We herein report a case of HSd after completing total thyroidectomy.