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Oculomotor nerve schwannoma associated with ophthalmoplegic migraine.
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PMID:  10577548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe a patient with an oculomotor nerve schwannoma who had symptoms of ophthalmoplegic migraine. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 23-year-old woman had a history of recurrent headache accompanied by transient right oculomotor palsy since age 7 years. Ophthalmoplegic migraine was diagnosed. She was subsequently found to have a structural lesion of her right oculomotor nerve on magnetic resonance imaging. The magnetic resonance image characteristics were consistent with schwannoma originating from the oculomotor nerve. CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates that an intrinsic lesion of the oculomotor nerve (schwannoma) may be associated with a painful relapsing-remitting oculomotor palsy mimicking the clinical syndrome of ophthalmoplegic migraine.
A Kawasaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-07     Completed Date:  1999-12-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Midwest Eye Institute, Clarian Hospitals of Indiana, Department of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Migraine Disorders / etiology*
Neurilemmoma / complications*,  diagnosis
Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Ophthalmoplegia / etiology*,  physiopathology

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