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Bilateral Horner's Syndrome and Hoarseness Complicating Lumbar Epidural Anesthesia
  1. Mahmood Tabatabia, MD, PHD*,
  2. Manoochehr Mazloomdoost, MD* and
  3. Bulent Kirimli, MD
  1. From the Pain Clinic, VA Medical Center, and Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  2. *Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh.
  3. Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh.


A case of bilateral Horner's syndrome associated with hoarsenss resulting from single-dose lumbar epidural analgesia for relief of low back pain in a 57-year-old man is reported. The pathophysiology of Horner's syndrome and hoarseness is discussed.

  • Bilateral Horner's syndrome
  • Hoarseness
  • Epidural analgesia
  • Low back pain

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