Title

Isolated Unilateral Oculomotor Nerve Paresis: An Uncommon Presentation of Midbrain Stroke

Division

North Florida

Hospital

North Florida

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

7-30-2020

Disciplines

Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology | Neurosciences

Abstract

Isolated unilateral oculomotor nerve paresis is a rare presentation of midbrain cerebrovascular accident. This report describes a case of isolated unilateral oculomotor nerve paresis resulting from a tiny lacunar infarct in the midbrain. Given the patient’s poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, ischemic oculomotor nerve palsy was most likely etiology. However, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a subacute lacunar infarction in left midbrain.

Publisher or Conference

Consultant360

Share

COinS