Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy in a white-eyed patient with dural carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas: a case report

Masaya-Anon, P.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 95 Suppl. 4: S143-S146


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 22696867
Document Number: 13260
The study reported a woman with dural carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas (CCFs) who presented with a unilateral white-eyed appearance, and painful oculomotor nerve palsy with pupillary involvement. After cerebral angiography, which revealed posterior drainage of the fistulas, the dural CCFs closed, the oculomotor nerve palsy subsided spontaneously and no recurrence occurred throughout the 2-year follow-up. Dural CCFs should be kept in mind when patients present with painful oculomotor nerve palsy. Moreover, cerebral angiography remains the standard diagnostic method and fistulas may close spontaneously following this procedure.

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