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Case Report

Horner’s Syndrome and Thyroid Neoplasms

Leuchter I.a · Becker M.b · Mickel R.c · Dulguerov P.a

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aDepartment of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and bDivision of Diagnostic Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland; cDivision of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles and the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, LosAngeles, Calif., USA

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Abstract of Case Report

Published online: February 14, 2002
Issue release date: January – February

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

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Abstract

Although thyroid goiter is a common condition, it rarely results in Horner’s syndrome. We report a case of a patient with an intrathoracic multinodular goiter complicated by Horner’s syndrome. Benign thyroid disease was confirmed pathologically, and the patient’s symptoms improved after surgery. In the literature, the major cause of Horner’s syndrome is neoplasia, with malignant lesions being twice as frequent as benign tumors. An extensive review of the literature demonstrates a different repartition for thyroid neoplasia: including our case, 38 cases of Horner’s syndrome secondary to a benign thyroid tumor are described, against only 8 cases caused by a thyroid carcinoma. We conclude that contrary to the commonly held opinion, Horner’s syndrome is more often due to benign thyroid diseases than to thyroid malignancies.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Published online: February 14, 2002
Issue release date: January – February

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/ORL


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