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March 1980

Craniopharyngioma Simulating Bilateral Internal Ophthalmoplegia

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Freeman and Lansky), Ophthalmology (Dr Cox), Diagnostic Radiology (Dr Batnitzky), Surgery (Dr Morantz), and Pediatrics (Dr Lansky), University of Kansas, Kansas City.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(3):176-177. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500520074015

• A 15-year-old girl had rapid onset of an apparent bilateral internal ophthalmoplegia. Subsequent evaluation revealed a large craniopharyngioma. It is uncommon for a mass to cause such eye findings and unique for a craniopharyngioma to manifest in this fashion.