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March 1938

UNUSUAL COMBINATION OF OCULAR PARALYSES FOLLOWING RADICAL OPERATION ON ANTRUM

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(3):275-278. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030285003
Abstract

Ocular paralysis may result occasionally from an external operation on the frontal and ethmoid sinuses or from an intranasal ethmosphenoid operation, but it is very rare to find the condition following a radical maxillary operation. The more common types of paralysis are the trochlear and the oculomotor type, from which the patient usually recovers. In the case reported here the abducens nerve and a branch of the oculomotor nerve were involved, the unusual combination of paralysis of the external rectus and inferior oblique muscles being caused. Furthermore, after a period of two and a half years there has been no recovery.

REPORT OF A CASE  M. T., a white man aged 52, a barber, when first seen by me, on March 7, 1932, was complaining of asthma and of frequent colds. He had always suffered from infection of the upper part of the respiratory tract, but asthma had not begun

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