Acute sixth nerve palsy in a young man, beware of the 'red herring'.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207962
Title:
Acute sixth nerve palsy in a young man, beware of the 'red herring'.
Authors:
O'Neill, E C; Connell, P P; Kadare, S; Tormey, P T
Affiliation:
Ophthalmology Department, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland., evelynoneill@yahoo.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Jun;179(2):301-3. Epub 2008 Oct 24.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207962
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0245-9
PubMed ID:
18949533
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Cranial nerve palsies has several etiologies including vascular insufficiency, neoplasm, trauma and inflammation. Isolated sixth nerve palsy is an extremely rare presenting feature of leukemia. AIM: We describe an unusual ocular presentation of a bilateral progressive sixth nerve palsy in a young male with a preceding head injury. CONCLUSION: Acquired sixth nerve palsies in young adults may be due to trauma but in the absence of a definitive history other systemic processes must be outruled. We describe a case of bilateral sixth nerve palsy in a patient with ALL with no obvious CNS involvement. Potential etiological mechanisms are discussed.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Abducens Nerve Diseases/*diagnosis/pathology; Adolescent; Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use; Cranial Nerve Neoplasms/*diagnosis/drug therapy/pathology; Humans; Intracranial Pressure; Male; Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma/*diagnosis/drug therapy; Superior Vena Cava Syndrome; Vision Disparity
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, E Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConnell, P Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKadare, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTormey, P Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:52:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:52:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:52:41Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Jun;179(2):301-3. Epub 2008 Oct 24.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18949533en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0245-9en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207962-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Cranial nerve palsies has several etiologies including vascular insufficiency, neoplasm, trauma and inflammation. Isolated sixth nerve palsy is an extremely rare presenting feature of leukemia. AIM: We describe an unusual ocular presentation of a bilateral progressive sixth nerve palsy in a young male with a preceding head injury. CONCLUSION: Acquired sixth nerve palsies in young adults may be due to trauma but in the absence of a definitive history other systemic processes must be outruled. We describe a case of bilateral sixth nerve palsy in a patient with ALL with no obvious CNS involvement. Potential etiological mechanisms are discussed.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbducens Nerve Diseases/*diagnosis/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAntineoplastic Agents/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshCranial Nerve Neoplasms/*diagnosis/drug therapy/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIntracranial Pressureen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrecursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma/*diagnosis/drug therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSuperior Vena Cava Syndromeen_GB
dc.subject.meshVision Disparityen_GB
dc.titleAcute sixth nerve palsy in a young man, beware of the 'red herring'.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOphthalmology Department, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland., evelynoneill@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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