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Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy following midbrain infarction.

Authors
  • Murakami, M
  • Kitano, I
  • Hitoshi, Y
  • Ushio, Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1994
Volume
96
Issue
2
Pages
188–190
Identifiers
PMID: 7924090
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 62 year-old male patient presented with isolated oculomotor nerve palsy following a small infarction of the medial ventral midbrain, documented by magnetic resonance imaging. There was a 12-year history of hypertension, but no diabetes mellitus. Angiography revealed atherosclerosis of the paramedian mesencephalic arteries. Magnetic resonance imaging may be useful in patients with small brain stem infarctions.

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