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Bilateral abducens nerve palsy following ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm: report of 2 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18008016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated abducens nerve palsies associated with intracranial aneurysms have rarely been reported. Their association with anterior communicating artery (ACoA) is even rarer. Intracisternal clot formation and elevated intracranial pressure has been proposed to be the responsible mechanisms. Herewith, we report two cases of bilateral abducens palsies following ruptured ACoA aneurysms and speculated the possible mechanisms. Opening of Liliequist's membrane provides clinical improvement due to CSF release.
E Göksu; M Akyüz; D Gürkanlar; R Tuncer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurocirugía (Asturias, Spain)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1130-1473     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurocirugia (Astur)     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425251     Medline TA:  Neurocirugia (Astur)     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abducens Nerve Diseases / etiology*,  physiopathology
Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications*,  surgery
Arachnoid / pathology,  surgery
Hydrocephalus / complications
Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology,  physiopathology,  surgery
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology,  surgery

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