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November 1968


Arch Neurol. 1968;19(5):541-542. doi:10.1001/archneur.1968.00480050111013

Many of my colleagues are familiar with long-standing cases of incomplete ptosis in adults, lacking the usual accompanying signs of oculomotor paralysis but exhibiting the striking symptoms of a myosis of the pupil on the same side. This clinical picture was not new to me when at the end of last November a woman, 40 years of age, presented herself with these symptoms; less than a week later I saw them again in a woman of about the same age, but it was not possible for me to obtain such crucial information for the elucidation of the ptosis in this case as it was in the first. I may be permitted, therefore, to report here on the first case.

Frau Anna Brändli, aged 40, a healthy-looking peasant woman of medium size, seems to have suffered since adolescence from generalized headache which in the course of recent years had rather diminished in frequency and intensity.

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