Horner syndrome after epidural analgesia for labor. Report on three cases

  • Eduardo Rodríguez-Sánchez Resident Medical Intern in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain
  • Juan Manuel Vadillo Specialist in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain
  • Pablo Herrera-Calo Specialist in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain
  • Maria Luisa Marenco de la Fuente Specialist in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain
Keywords: Epidural anesthesia, Horner syndrome, Cesarean section, Obstetrical anesthesia, Obstetric delivery.

Abstract

Epidural analgesia is assumed to be the technique of choice for the relief of pain in labor. Multiple adverse neurological effects have been reported, one of which is the so-called Horner syndrome (ptosis, myosis, anhidrosis). Its evolution is usually benign and does not require specific management, except clinical monitoring for the more than probable cephalic spread of local anesthetic. Most of the cases that exist in the literature are isolated; in our work we present a series of 3 clinical cases and review the pathogenesis and management in the obstetric patient.

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Rodríguez-Sánchez E, Vadillo JM, Herrera-Calo P, Marenco de la Fuente ML. Horner syndrome after epidural analgesia for labor. Report on three cases. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2016Apr.1 [cited 2021May12];44(2):170–173. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/481

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2016-04-01
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Rodríguez-Sánchez E, Vadillo JM, Herrera-Calo P, Marenco de la Fuente ML. Horner syndrome after epidural analgesia for labor. Report on three cases. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2016Apr.1 [cited 2021May12];44(2):170–173. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/481
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