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What tests are used to diagnose Horner's syndrome?

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Your doctor may aks for tests to show if you have any kind of growth, damage, or injury that could cause Horner's syndrome:

Your doctor also may want to test your blood or urine to check for health problems that could cause nerve damage.

  • X-rays
  • MRI, where powerful magnets and radio waves are used to make detailed images
  • CT scan (computerized tomography), where several X-rays are taken from different angles and put together to show a more complete picture

From: What Is Horner Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Horner syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Horner syndrome."

Genetics Home Reference: "Horner syndrome."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Horner syndrome."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Horner syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Horner syndrome."

Genetics Home Reference: "Horner syndrome."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Horner syndrome."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

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