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Am J Ophthalmol. 1998 Jun;125(6):881-2.

Vascular compression of the oculomotor nerve disclosed by thin-slice magnetic resonance imaging.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Sapporo Medical University, School of Medicine, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe the thin-slice magnetic resonance imaging features of vascular compressive oculomotor nerve paresis.

METHODS:

We performed thin-slice (2 mm thick) magnetic resonance imaging of the brainstem in a 74-year-old woman with right partial oculomotor nerve paresis using spoiled gradient recalled acquisition in the steady state.

RESULTS:

Thin-slice magnetic resonance images disclosed that the right oculomotor nerve was compressed and dislocated superiorly and laterally by the tortuous basilar artery. No other abnormalities were observed.

CONCLUSION:

This is the first case report of vascular compressive oculomotor nerve paresis disclosed by thin-slice magnetic resonance imaging.

PMID:
9645733
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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