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November 1986

Resolution of Saccadic Palsy After Treatment of Brain-Stem Metastasis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, North-western University Medical School, Chicago (Dr Nishida); the Ophthalmology Branch, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, Tex (Dr Tychsen), and the Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City (Dr Corbett).

Arch Neurol. 1986;43(11):1196-1197. doi:10.1001/archneur.1986.00520110082024

• A 65-year-old man was unable to generate normal horizontal saccadic eye movements. Smooth pursuit of sinusoidal target motion was normal. The saccadic palsy resolved rapidly, twice, after treatment with intravenous corticosteroids. Computed tomography showed a lesion in the pons, and seven months later he was found to have metastatic adenocarcinoma.

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