A case of central Horner syndrome after haemorrhagic stroke

Julia Lim and Yi Chao Foong
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51130
Published online: 19 July 2021

A 75‐year‐old man presented with right hemiparesis secondary to a left thalamic haemorrhage. Five days after presentation, he developed left Horner syndrome. He had left ptosis (Figure, A) with palpebral aperture measured at 3 mm on the left (7 mm on the right). In a well lit room, the left pupil measured 2 mm, while in a dark room, it was 3 mm, confirming miosis. Relative afferent pupillary defect was absent. Left‐sided anhidrosis was also present. A magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed extension of the haemorrhage into the thalamo‐mesencephalic junction (Figure, B–D).

  • Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC

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