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Third Nerve Palsy

Third Nerve Palsy This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Dr. Scotti's report, "Internal Carotid Origin of a Tortuous Posterior Cerebral Artery: A Cause of Ophthalmoplegia" (Arch Neurol 31:273-275, 1974), was an important contribution to the ever-expanding differential diagnosis of third nerve palsies.It should be emphasized that two distinct conditions coexisted in his patients. First, the posterior cerebral arteries arose from the internal carotid arteries; second and more important, arterial elongation and tortuosity were present. From the data cited by Dr. Scotti, it is apparent that the abnormal origin of the posterior cerebral arteries is fairly common and is, thus, not likely to be the primary cause of the oculomotor nerve palsies. It is, however, possible that the atypical origins resulted in an even more unusual course for the already enlarged posterior cerebral arteries.Dr. Richard Lindenberg and I published an illustration of an oculomotor nerve that had undergone atrophy due to pressure from enlarged http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Third Nerve Palsy

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Dr. Scotti's report, "Internal Carotid Origin of a Tortuous Posterior Cerebral Artery: A Cause of Ophthalmoplegia" (Arch Neurol 31:273-275, 1974), was an important contribution to the ever-expanding differential diagnosis of third nerve palsies.It should be emphasized that two distinct conditions coexisted in his...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1975 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9942
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1975.00490450088015
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Dr. Scotti's report, "Internal Carotid Origin of a Tortuous Posterior Cerebral Artery: A Cause of Ophthalmoplegia" (Arch Neurol 31:273-275, 1974), was an important contribution to the ever-expanding differential diagnosis of third nerve palsies.It should be emphasized that two distinct conditions coexisted in his patients. First, the posterior cerebral arteries arose from the internal carotid arteries; second and more important, arterial elongation and tortuosity were present. From the data cited by Dr. Scotti, it is apparent that the abnormal origin of the posterior cerebral arteries is fairly common and is, thus, not likely to be the primary cause of the oculomotor nerve palsies. It is, however, possible that the atypical origins resulted in an even more unusual course for the already enlarged posterior cerebral arteries.Dr. Richard Lindenberg and I published an illustration of an oculomotor nerve that had undergone atrophy due to pressure from enlarged

Journal

Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1975

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