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Recurrent third nerve palsy as the presenting feature of neurofibromatosis 2.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23196945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder associated with the development of multiple central and peripheral nervous system tumors. Patients with NF2 are often diagnosed in adulthood, with symptoms of an isolated tumor or hearing loss associated with vestibular schwannomas. Diagnosing NF2 in children is complicated by the fact that the diagnostic criteria often are not met at presentation and there is usually no family history of the disease. The authors describe the diagnostic challenge posed by a pediatric patient who developed a relapsing and remitting third nerve paresis and was later diagnosed with NF2. A mechanism for the recurrent cranial mononeuropathy is proposed.
Victoria J M Barrett; Mei H Tan; John S Elston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1536-5166     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  2013-05-17     Revised Date:  2014-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431308     Medline TA:  J Neuroophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Functional Laterality
Hearing Loss / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurofibromatosis 2 / physiopathology*
Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Comment In:
J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Mar;34(1):102-3   [PMID:  24549000 ]

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