Difference between revisions of "Abducens nerve palsy"

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Patients with a CN VI palsy frequently present with diploplia and esotropia.
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Patients with a CN VI palsy frequently present with '''diplopia''' and '''esotropia'''.  They may have a '''head turn''' to help correct their diplopia.
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 08:29, 28 August 2015

Background

Palsy of the abducens nerve, CN VI, is the most common ocular nerve palsy. The abducens nerve innervates the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle, controlling eye abduction. A palsy results in an esotropia of the affected eye due to the unopposed action of the medial rectus muscle.

Clinical Features

Patients with a CN VI palsy frequently present with diplopia and esotropia. They may have a head turn to help correct their diplopia.

Differential Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Management

Disposition

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