Study Design. A case report of a complication after posterior spinal fusion. Objectives. To present the clinical findings of a Horner's syndrome after posterior spinal fusion. Summary of Background Data. A 14-year-old girl underwent posterior spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis. Methods. Clinical examination and pharmacologic pupillary testing were used to diagnose Horner's syndrome. Results. After surgery, the patient developed a left-sided Horner's syndrome. The Horner's syndrome had resolved 6 months after surgery except for slight ptosis. Conclusions. This is the first reported case of Horner's syndrome occurring after posterior spinal fusion without the use of epidural analgesia.
- Horner's syndrome
- Posterior spinal fusion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neurology