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Third Nerve Palsy

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195390841.003.0014

Series: What Do I Do Now

Third Nerve Palsy

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Acute painful pupil-involving third nerve palsy requires urgent investigation, because it can be due to third nerve compression by a rapidly enlarging aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery. We summarize the approach to the patient with a third nerve palsy in this chapter, with emphasis on the imaging evaluation of acute pupil-involving third nerve palsy.

Chapter.  1099 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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