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Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy related to sinusitis?


Sturm, V; Kordic, H; Leiba, H; Landau, K (2008). Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy related to sinusitis? International Ophthalmology, 28(4):303-305.

Abstract

The association of sinusitis with ocular motility disorders is a seductive theory due to their close anatomical vicinity. Typically, sinusitis can influence ocular motility by affecting single muscles or a combination of muscles and/or cranial nerves due to a local inflammatory tissue reaction. Although rare, sinusitis has been suggested at least as a cause for superior-branch oculomotor palsy. We report a case of progressive, isolated, third-cranial-nerve palsy caused by an aneurysm of the posterior-communicating artery that initially was thought to be related to pansinusitis.

The association of sinusitis with ocular motility disorders is a seductive theory due to their close anatomical vicinity. Typically, sinusitis can influence ocular motility by affecting single muscles or a combination of muscles and/or cranial nerves due to a local inflammatory tissue reaction. Although rare, sinusitis has been suggested at least as a cause for superior-branch oculomotor palsy. We report a case of progressive, isolated, third-cranial-nerve palsy caused by an aneurysm of the posterior-communicating artery that initially was thought to be related to pansinusitis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:09 Jan 2009 08:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:42
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0165-5701
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s10792-007-9132-z
PubMed ID:17786388
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-8186

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