Document Detail

Oculomotor nerve palsy caused by posterior communicating artery aneurysm: evaluation of symptoms after endovascular treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22192543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the outcome of endovascular treatment in a series of patients presenting with posterior communicating artery aneurysm causing ocular motor nerve palsy. A retrospective study was made of ten patients who were treated by coil embolization of posterior communicating artery aneurysm caused by oculomotor nerve palsy. The assessed parameters were as follows: patient's age, presence of subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysm size, preoperative severity of symptoms, and timing of treatment after onset of symptoms. Improvement of oculomotor nerve palsy after treatment was noted in eight patients (80.0%). Complete recovery was noted in seven patients (70.0%), partial recovery in one patient (10.0%), and no recovery in two patients (20%). Clinical presentations with early management (≤2 days) were significant in influencing recovery. Complete recovery from ocular motor nerve palsy was significantly higher in patients with initial incomplete palsy compared with initial complete palsy patients (6/6 versus 1/4). Early treatment and initial partial palsy are relevant to improving prognoses. Endovascular treatment is favored method for treating oculomotor palsy.
J H Ko; Young-Joon Kim
Related Documents :
18722553 - Endothelial pathomechanisms in acute lung injury.
21696663 - Amplatzer vascular plug for occlusion of parent artery in carotid blowout with active e...
6734273 - Pulmonary artery-bronchial fistula complicating chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1591-0199     ISO Abbreviation:  Interv Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-23     Completed Date:  2012-03-01     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602695     Medline TA:  Interv Neuroradiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Choongnam, Korea.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / etiology*,  therapy*
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Observer agreement in the assessment of minor and major cerebral aneurysm recurrence.
Next Document:  Endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms.