Isolated unilateral sixth nerve palsy as a presenting symptom of cerebral aneurysms

Report of two cases

Uygur Er, K. Fraser, G. Lanzino

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Abstract

We describe two patients with intracranial aneurysms who presented with isolated sixth nerve palsy. A 68-year-old woman with gradual onset of horizontal lateral diplopia was found to have a giant aneurysm at the junction of the petrous and cavernous portion of the internal carotid artery. A 58-year-old man presented with gradual onset of occipital pain followed by a sixth nerve palsy. He was found to have a distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm which spontaneously thrombosed on subsequent neuroimaging studies. Although uncommon, isolated sixth nerve palsy can be the only neurological sign of an intracranial aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Abducens Nerve Diseases
Intracranial Aneurysm
Aneurysm
Diplopia
Internal Carotid Artery
Neuroimaging
Thrombosis
Arteries
Pain

Keywords

  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Sixth nerve palsy
  • Spontaneous thrombosis

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Isolated unilateral sixth nerve palsy as a presenting symptom of cerebral aneurysms : Report of two cases. / Er, Uygur; Fraser, K.; Lanzino, G.

In: Neuroradiology Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 02.2007, p. 81-84.

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