The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 73, Issue 10, pp 941–943 | Cite as

Unusual complications of empyema thoracis: Diaphragmatic palsy and Horner's syndrome

  • G. Bhaskar
  • Rakesh Lodha
  • S. K. Kabra
Clinical Brief


We report here a 3 month old child with empyema thoracis, who developed complications of diaphragmatic palsy and Horner's syndrome. These complications of empyema thoracis have not been reported earlier. We discuss the possible mechanisms for these complications.

Key words

Empyema thoracis Diaphragmatic Palsy Horner's syndrome 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bhaskar
    • 1
  • Rakesh Lodha
    • 1
  • S. K. Kabra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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