Pupil-involving third-nerve palsy and carotid stenosis: Rapid recovery following endarterectomy

L. J. Balcer, S. L. Galetta, D. M. Yousem, M. A. Golden, A. K. Asbury

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Abstract

We report a patient who presented with a painful pupil-involving third- nerve palsy. Cerebral angiography revealed a high-grade stenosis of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery with a 4-cm intraluminal thrombus. Following emergent carotid endarterectomy, the patient's partial third-nerve palsy resolved in 1 hour. A pupil-involving third-nerve palsy may be an unusual presentation of impending carotid occlusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of neurology
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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