Sixth nerve palsy

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Sixth nerve palsy

Sixth nerve palsy is a nerve disorder due to damage of the sixth cranial nerve. The disorder prevents some of the muscles that control eye movement from working properly. Affected people cannot turn the eye outwards toward the ear. Other signs and symptoms may include double vision, headaches, and pain around the eye. Sixth nerve palsy may be caused by many things, including stroke, brain aneurysm, diabetic neuropathy, trauma, infections, inflammation, tumors, migraine headaches or intracranial pressure. Eye patches, glasses, corticosteroids, and/or botulinum toxin may be used to ease symptoms. Some people may not need any treatment, while others may need surgery.
 

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The terms "Sixth nerve palsy" returned 35 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intracranial hypotension with a sixth cranial nerve palsy subsequent to massive thoracic CSF hygroma: a rare complication of thoracic disc excision.
 

Author(s): A Khurana, J Brousil, A Russo, A Evans, N A Quraishi, Bronek M Boszczyk

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep;22(9):2047-54.

 

Thoracic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hygroma is a rare and potentially devastating complication of the anterior thoracic approach to the spine. We present two cases in which this complication resulted in acute cranial nerve palsy and discuss the pathoanatomy and management options in this scenario.

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2013

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An unusual case of isolated sixth cranial nerve palsy in leprosy.
 

Author(s): Sanjeev Vaishampayan, Priyanka Borde

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Cranial nerve involvement is not common in leprosy. The fifth and seventh cranial nerves are the most commonly affected in leprosy. Herein we present a patient with Hansen disease (BL) with type I reaction who developed isolated involvement of the sixth cranial nerve leading to lateral ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2012

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