Difference between revisions of "Abducens nerve palsy"

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

Revision as of 14:34, 7 September 2015


  • 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

  • Frequently present with diplopia and esotropia
  • May have a head turn to help correct their diplopia

Differential Diagnosis



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


Dispo appropriate to etiology, consult either Neuro or Ophtho.

See Also

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