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July 1983

Abducens Nerve Palsy due to Spontaneous Dissection of the Internal Carotid Artery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md (Dr Maitland), and the Departments of Radiology (Dr Black) and Neurology (Dr Smith), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(7):448-449. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050070078022

• A patient had angiographie and computed tomographic features of a dissecting aneurysm of the extracranial internal carotid artery, with intracranial extension into the cavernous sinus. Isolated abducens nerve palsy resolved without treatment, within a two-month period.

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