Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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ROHRWECK, S. et al. Horner syndrome as a manifestation of carotid artery dissection. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.11, pp.377-379. ISSN 0365-6691.
Clinical Case: A 42-year-old man presented with ptosis and miosis in his left eye and a history of headache over the last 20 days. An angioresonance showed dissection of internal carotid artery. Discussion: "Painful Horner´s Syndrome" is considered to be a medical emergency due possible onset of an internal carotid artery dissection. We consider that awareness of neuro-ophthalmologic emergencies is very important in the clinical praxis of an ophthalmologist. Multidisciplinary treatment and follow-up of these patients is required.
Palabras clave : Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection/complications; Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection/diagnosis; Headache/aetiology; Horner Syndrome/pathophysiology; Sympathetic Ocular-Ophthalmoplegia.