• A 35-year-old woman had partial, right-sided Horner's syndrome seven years prior to admission. Facial sweating was normal. Ipsilateral headache and facial pain followed a year later. Three months before admission a left-sided carotid body tumor was resected successfully. Soon thereafter, a mass was noted below the right mandibular angle and carotid angiography showed features typical of a carotid body tumor at the carotid bifurcation. To our knowledge this is the first report of such a lesion causing Raeder's syndrome. Review of other reported cases of this usually benign syndrome shows that some may be associated with serious but treatable diseases of the internal carotid artery.
Harrington HJ, Mayman CI. Carotid Body Tumor Associated With Partial Horner's Syndrome and Facial Pain ('Raeder's Syndrome'). Arch Neurol. 1983;40(9):564–566. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050080064012
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