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Isolated painful third nerve palsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16596085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 50-year-old woman presented with an acute painful complete third nerve palsy involving the pupil. Noninvasive imaging ruled out an aneurysmal compression of the third nerve, and brain magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an intrinsic lesion of the third nerve. Work-up remained negative. All symptoms and signs resolved with steroids. In this case review, we briefly discuss the management of isolated third nerve palsies.
Luis M Tumialán; Patricia Hudgins; Valérie Biousse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in neurological diseases     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1545-2913     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-05     Completed Date:  2007-10-16     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223246     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Trees
Diplopia / etiology*
Functional Laterality
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / complications,  etiology*,  pathology
Pain / etiology
Steroids / therapeutic use
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