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January 1984

Transient Oculomotor Synkinesis in Temporal Arteritis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Neurology, State University of New York at Stony Brook (Dr Sibony); and the Department of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Anatomy, Boston University School of Medicine (Dr Lessell).

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(1):87-88. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050130093032

• In a patient with temporal arteritis, ophthalmoplegia developed associated with a transient oculomotor synkinesis or aberrant regeneration. The synkinesis suggests that the ophthalmoplegia was neurogenic rather than myogenic. Based on published experiments, it appears that transient synkinesis is compatible with the hypothesis that aberrant regeneration of axons in the third nerve is the cause of oculomotor synkinesis.

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