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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 464-466

Horner's syndrome and weakness of upper limb after epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section


Department of Anesthesia, Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashok Jadon
Duplex-63, Vijaya Heritage Phase 6, Kadma, Jamshedpur - 831 005, Jharkhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.139012

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Horner's syndrome is not rare during labour epidural analgesia or in pregnant patients receiving epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section as thought previously. It occurs due to blockade of sympathetic fibres supplying the eye and face area. Most of the times it is a benign and self-limiting condition; however, it may become a serious systemic manifestation. We present a case where patient had weakness of upper-limb and Horner's syndrome of same side with visual disturbances. These symptoms were transient and resolved spontaneously without any treatment.


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