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Sixth 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/9780195390841.003.0016

Series: What Do I Do Now

Sixth Nerve Palsy

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Binocular horizontal diplopia is often due to sixth nerve palsy but can be caused by other conditions, such as restriction of the medial rectus muscle in thyroid eye disease. We review the approach to the patient with sixth nerve palsy in this chapter. We briefly discuss the role of imaging in patients with sixth nerve palsy, as this remains a controversial topic.

Chapter.  990 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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