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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 88-89

Horner's syndrome: A rare complication of thyroid cancer surgery

1 Department of General Surgery, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Cumhuriyet University Hospital, Sivas, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Elif Colak
Department of General Surgery, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Baris Bulvari, No. 199, Ilyaskoy, Samsun
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2468-5585.191505

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Horner's syndrome (HS) is a disorder of oculosympathetic pathway. Signs of this syndrome are ipsilateral ptosis, pupillary miosis, and anhidrosis. Cerebrovascular diseases, malignant tumors and iatrogenic injuries after neck and thoracic surgical procedures are the most common reasons. It is a rare complication of thyroid cancer surgery. In this case report, a patient with HS after total thyroidectomy and central neck dissection due to medullary thyroid carcinoma with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A had presented.

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