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January 1989

Chronic Isolated Sixth Nerve Palsies

Author Affiliations
From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine.
Arch Neurol. 1989;46(1):79-82. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520370081024

• Twenty-seven cases of chronic isolated abduction deficit, seen in 25 years of neuro-ophthalmology consultation, were reviewed. "Isolated" was defined as the lack of any other neurologic or ophthalmologic findings for at least six months. Cases were further subdivided into the categories of true and pseudoabducens paresis. The origin, diagnosis, and management of long-standing abducens palsies were determined. Cases of pontine glioma, chordoma, chondrosarcoma, and meningioma that presented as an isolated abducens palsy and remained undiagnosed for at least six months were reviewed.