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March 1975

Chronic Sixth Nerve PalsyAn Initial Sign of Basisphenoid Tumors

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neurosurgery (Drs. Sakalas and Becker), the Department of Neurology and the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr. Harbison), and the Department of Radiology (Dr. Vines), Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sciences Division, Richmond, Va.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(3):186-190. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020194005

A chronic sixth nerve palsy of undetermined origin may be the first and initially the only sign of a petrous apex-cavernous sinus tumor. Four cases are presented.