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Recurrent abducens nerve palsy associated with neurovascular compression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20621803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 50-year-old man who suffered from 5 transient diplopia episodes in 16 months. His diplopia lasted between 2 weeks and 3 months and examination revealed isolated left abducens palsy during the attacks of diplopia. Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography and MR imaging with constructive interference in the steady state sequence showed neurovascular compression of the left abducens nerve at the point of exit from the brain stem. Together with a lack of the preceding headache or febrile illness, we propose that neurovascular compression is a possible etiology of recurrent, isolated abducens nerve palsy.
Hirotaka Kato; Masashi Nakajima; Yohei Ohnaka; Kenji Ishihara; Mitsuru Kawamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  295     ISSN:  1878-5883     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, Showa University School of Medicine, 1-5-8 Hatanodai Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8666, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abducens Nerve Diseases / complications*,  etiology,  surgery
Decompression, Surgical / methods
Diplopia / complications
Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications*,  surgery

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