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Horner's syndrome caused by an intercostal chest drain.
  1. P Campbell,
  2. T Neil,
  3. P N Wake
  1. Department of Surgery, District General Hospital, Warrington.


    Horner's syndrome occurred in a young woman as a complication of the treatment of a traumatic pneumothorax with an intercostal drain. The nerve damage probably occurred when the lung had fully re-expanded, pressing the tip of the intercostal drain, lying at the apex of the pleural cavity, on to the sympathetic chain.

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