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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : Amrita journal of medicine
Source : Amrita journal of medicine, Volume 9 (2013)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : General Medicine
Verified : Yes
Year : 2013
Abstract : The syndrome resulting from lesions of the lower four cranial nerves (CN) and the cervical sympathetic chain is known as Villaret's syndrome. We report two cases of the syndrome and emphasize the localizing value of this constellation of signs. The second case is unusual because involvement of the cervical sympathetic chain produced sympathetic overactivity, instead of the usual sympathectomy effect. Increased sympathetic outflow expressed as pupillary dilation, widened palpebral fissure, and facial sweating (the Claude Bernard syndrome) usually occurs as an early manifestation of apical thoracic tumors and has not been previously associated with Villaret's syndrome.
Cite this Research Publication : R. Unnikrishnan, Faizal, B., and Pillai, M. G. K., “Villaret syndrome- case report”, Amrita journal of medicine, vol. 9, 2013.