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Pourfour du Petit Syndrome Associated with Cervical Sympathetic Hyperactivity

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Some injuries to the cervical sympathetic plexus cause cervical sympathetic hyperactivity rather than the hypoactivity seen in Horner's syndrome (see above). This was first described by Pourfour du Petit in the 18th Century who studied soldiers with cervical sword wounds acquired during the Napoleonic Wars.

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