Isolated Oculomotor Nerve Palsy Following Minor Head Trauma
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Abstract
Isolated third nerve palsy develops in numerous intracranial pathologies such as closed head trauma, tumor, and aneurysm. This report describes a 61 years old female with an abrasion on the left forehead and ptosis of the left eye. Initial computed tomography did not reveal any causative cerebral and vascular lesions or orbital and cranial fractures. High-resolution and multi-axial enhanced Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be helpful in diagnosis and monitoring of patients with this rare phenomenon.

Case report:
A 61-year-old woman was transported to the emergency department of Imam Khomeini Hospital, Sari, Iran following a car accident in March 2015. The patient did not experience a decreased level of consciousness and on arrival, she had Glasgow coma scale (GCS) score of 15/15 and did not have amnesia, nausea or vomiting. The patient’s medical history was negative for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, and drug or substance abuse. There was no history of a previous head injury, or any other neurologic or metabolic disorder. On clinical examination, her vital signs were stable......

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5325913/?report=reader
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