Neonatal neck mass with associated Horner Syndrome: A unique presentation of neuroblastoma

Jason C. Nellis, Alejandro Rivas, David J. Brown, Stacey L. Ishman

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Horner syndrome in infants less than 1 year of age is most commonly caused by birth trauma. Yet, Horner syndrome may be secondary to less common etiologies such as primary cervical neuroblastoma. Here, we describe a neonate presenting in the first month of life with Horner syndrome, elevated catecholamines, and a 2.5 cm congenital cervical neck mass in the setting of multiple congenital anomalies. This case highlights the importance of working up Horner Syndrome in children with a thorough physical exam for neck masses, ophthalmologic evaluation, urinary catecholamine screening, and MRI imaging to provide earlier diagnosis of congenital cervical neuroblastoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Horner syndrome
  • Neck mass
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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