Bernard-Horner Syndrome after accidental lesion of carotid artery: case report

Giuseppe Damiano, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Giovanni Cillino, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Giuseppe Damiano, Gabriele Spinelli, Cillino, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Gabriele Spinelli

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Abstract

Among the complications of internal jugular vein insertion there is the lesion of the cervical sympathetic trunk with the onset of Bernard-Horner syndrome, consisting of miosis, eyelid ptosis, enophthalmos and anhidrosis on the same side of the lesion. The neurological damage can be caused by the direct puncture of the trunk or by the irritating and compressive action of a hematoma during the puncture of the internal jugular; the clinical picture, when reversible, resolves in a few months. The case we report is about the onset of the syndrome after accidental puncture of carotid artery, followed by the total disappearance of signs in a few days
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)185-187
Numero di pagine3
RivistaLA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA
Volume163
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Damiano, G., Palumbo, V. D., Cillino, G., Lo Monte, A. I., Damiano, G., Spinelli, G., Cillino, Lo Monte, A. I., Palumbo, V. D., & Spinelli, G. (2012). Bernard-Horner Syndrome after accidental lesion of carotid artery: case report. LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA, 163, 185-187.