Dorsal Midbrain Syndrome

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

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Dorsal Midbrain Syndrome

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Lesions of the dorsal midbrain give rise to a characteristic and highly localizing constellation of neuro-ophthalmic signs. We review the clinical features and common causes of the dorsal midbrain syndrome in this chapter, with special reference to the clinical features and management of ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction.

Chapter.  707 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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