ABSTRACT: A 36-year-old apparently healthy man presented with acute onset of diplopia. Examination demonstrated left sixth nerve palsy with 3 retinal hemorrhages noted in one eye. Gadolinium-enhanced high-resolution skull base MRI revealed left sixth nerve enhancement involving the cisternal segment. Complete blood count, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, bone marrow biopsy, and flow cytometry confirmed acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia with central nervous system involvement. This case demonstrates the value of high-resolution MRI in the evaluation of cranial nerve palsy in young adults and also emphasizes the importance of systemic work up in these cases, particularly when retinal findings are present.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology