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Oculomotor nerve palsy associated with rupture of middle cerebral artery aneurysm.
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PMID:  19444351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs usually when oculomotor nerve is compressed by growing or budding of posterior communicating artery (PcoA) aneurysm. Midbrain injury, increased intracranial pressure (ICP), or uncal herniation may also cause it. We report herein a rare case of ONP associated with SAH which was caused by middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcation aneurysm rupture. A 58-year-old woman with clear consciousness suffered from headache and sudden onset of unilateral ONP. Computed tomography showed SAH caused by the rupture of MCA aneurysm. The unilateral ONP was not associated with midbrain injury, increased ICP, or uncal herniation. The patient was treated with coil embolization, and the signs of oculomotor nerve palsy completely resolved after a few days. We suggest that bloody jet flow from the rupture of distant aneurysm other than PcoA aneurysm may also be considered as a cause of sudden unilateral ONP in patients with SAH.
Sung Chul Kim; Joonho Chung; Yong Cheol Lim; Yong Sam Shin
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  45     ISSN:  2005-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-15     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
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