Publication
Title
Isolated abducens nerve palsy after closed head trauma: a pediatric case report
Author
Abstract
Cranial nerve lessions often accompany head trauma. Nevertheless, isolated involvement of the sixth nerve without any cranial or cervical fracture is rare. Nerve injury could occur at the sites of the dural entry points and at the petrous apex during down- or upward movement of the brain caused by violent linear force to the head. Management is symptomatic. Most cases improve within three months and many resolve by six months, but spontaneous recovery does not always occur. We describe the case of a 13-year-old boy who developed isolated abducens nerve palsy after closed head trauma.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Pediatric emergency care. - Baltimore, Md
Publication
Baltimore, Md : 2008
ISSN
0749-5161
Volume/pages
24:9(2008), p. 621-623
ISI
000259253300008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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