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August 1974

Deglutition—Trochlear Synkinesis

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(2):171-172. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010177020

A 48-year-old woman had a history of diplopia induced by swallowing. During the initial volitional phase of deglutition, the left globe was seen to intort and move downward. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this peculiar congenital cranial nerve synkinesis.