Difference between revisions of "Abducens nerve palsy"

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*CBC
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*BMP
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*Accucheck
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*CT/MRI Brain
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*ESR
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*Lyme Titer
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==Disposition==

Revision as of 08:35, 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

Management

  • CBC
  • BMP
  • Accucheck
  • CT/MRI Brain
  • ESR
  • Lyme Titer
  • RPR

Disposition

See Also

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