Difference between revisions of "Abducens nerve palsy"

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* Most common ocular nerve palsy
 
* Most common ocular nerve palsy
 
* Innervates the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle controlling eye abduction
 
* Innervates the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle controlling eye abduction
* Esotropia of the affected eye due to the unopposed action of the medial rectus muscle.
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==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==

Revision as of 14:34, 7 September 2015

Background

  • Most common ocular nerve palsy
  • Innervates the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle controlling eye abduction
  • 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

  • POC glucose
  • CBC
  • BMP
  • CT/MRI Brain
  • ESR
  • Lyme Titer
  • RPR

Disposition

Dispo appropriate to etiology, consult either Neuro or Ophtho.

See Also

External Links

References