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BARRIENTOS, Samuel Andrés; SENAEDY BORJAS, Mitchell; LAGOS, Karla Alejandra  and  VARELA, Douglas. PRESENTATION OF A CASE: CLAUDE BERNARD-HORNER'S SYNDROME POST RESECTION OF CYSTIC HYGROMA. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2017, vol.20, n.2, pp.57-61. ISSN 2077-3323.

Cystic hygroma is a congenital malformation consisting of one or more lymphatic spaces filled with fluid, usually recognized in newborns, but typically can be visible when they increase in size according to the patient's growth. The Claude Bernard-Horner Syndrome is characterized by miosis, palpebral ptosis and anhidrosis in patients with oculosympathetic pathway involvement, it is considered an infrequent iatrogenic neurological complication. We present a 4-year-old female patient with postnatal diagnosis of cervical cystic hygroma after a pathological study, which was surgically removed. Three days later, the patient presented ptosis of the left upper eyelid with the presence of miosis and decreased sweating on the same side, without alterations in the strength and movement of the left upper limb.

Keywords : cystic hygroma; eyelid ptosis; miosis; anhidrosis.

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