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2021 Dec




Horner’s Syndrome Secondary to Epidural Anesthesia After Scoliosis Correction: A Case Report.


Atoot A, Paganessi M, Block M, Schlesinger MD
Cureus. 2021 Dec; 13(12):e20071.
PMID: 34987935.


Horner's syndrome is a clinical triad composed of ptosis, miosis, and facial anhidrosis. Overall, this complication is rare but well-documented in the obstetric population receiving labor epidural analgesia, which usually follows a relatively benign transient course. Less commonly, few cases of Horner's syndrome have been reported in the pediatric population following surgical correction of scoliosis with epidural placement. We present a rare case of a pediatric patient that developed Horner's syndrome secondary to epidural anesthesia following surgical correction of scoliosis.