Traumatic Facial Diplegia and Horner Syndrome: Case Report

Roth, Jonathan; Toaff, Jacob; Margalit, Nevo; Salame, Khalil
August 2007
European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Aug2007, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p425
Academic Journal
Traumatic facial diplegia is an uncommon pathology, and is usually associated with bitemporal bone fractures. Traumatic Horner syndrome is mostly associated with carotid artery dissection. We present a case with traumatic facial diplegia and a unilateral Horner syndrome where the mechanisms of injury were unusual. The patient had developed his neurological deficits 9 days following trauma. We discuss the mechanisms of the facial palsy and Horner syndrome and the importance of their diagnosis.


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