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Recurrent isolated oculomotor nerve palsy after radiation of a mesencephalic metastasis. Case report and mini review.
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PMID:  25104947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent oculomotor nerve palsies are extremely rare clinical conditions.
CASE REPORT: Here, we report on a unique case of a short-lasting recurrent unilateral incomplete external and complete internal oculomotor nerve palsy. The episodic palsies were probably caused by an ipsilateral mesencephalic metastasis of a breast carcinoma and occurred after successful brain radiation therapy.
DISCUSSION: While the pathogenic mechanism remains unclear, the recurrent sudden onset and disappearance of the palsies and their decreasing frequency after antiepileptic treatment suggest the occurrence of epilepsy-like brainstem seizures. A review of case reports of spontaneous reversible oculomotor nerve palsies is presented.
Olga Grabau; Jochen Leonhardi; Carl D Reimers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in neurology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1664-2295     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Neurol     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-08     Completed Date:  2014-08-08     Revised Date:  2014-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101546899     Medline TA:  Front Neurol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123     Citation Subset:  -    
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