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Interrupted aortic arch presenting as Horner's syndrome: an unusual presentation
  1. Beeresh Puttegowda,
  2. Rajni Sharma,
  3. A C Nagamani,
  4. Agrawal Navin,
  5. Ramesh Basappa,
  6. N C Manjunath
  1. Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Agrawal Navin, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru 69, Karnataka, India; drnavinagrawal{at}

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We present an interesting case of Horner's syndrome in a patient with interrupted aortic arch (IAA) as a rare and seldom described cause of Horner’s syndrome in an adult.

A 21-year-old young man presented with drooping of left upper eyelid, with miosis, decreased sweating and mild enopthalmos with upper backache since 2 months. On evaluation, severe hypertension was present in right upper limb, absent pulses in left upper limb and unequal and feeble pulses in lower limbs (figure 1).

Figure 1

Clinical photograph of the patient demonstrating Horner's syndrome involving the left eye.

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