Oculomotor Nerve Injury Associated with Trauma: Case Report


ÖZTÜRK M. C., ŞAHİN O., GASIMOV R., GÖKMEN A. N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF INTENSIVE CARE-TURK YOGUN BAKIM DERGISI, vol.18, no.3, pp.160-163, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tybd.galenos.2020.76486
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF INTENSIVE CARE-TURK YOGUN BAKIM DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-163
  • Keywords: Oculomotor nerve palsy, ptosis, aneurysm, trauma, UNRUPTURED INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSMS, OPHTHALMOPLEGIA, RUPTURE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 22-year-old female patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with subdural hematoma, brain edema, hemopneumothorax, and liver laceration after an in-vehicle traffic accident. Upon examining the patient, ptosis was perceived in the right eye; anisocoria and lack of light reflex were observed in the right eye. The left internal carotid artery cervical segment dissecting aneurysm was detected on neuroangio-computed tomography. During the outpatient follow-up that was done 3 months later, the ptosis had improved in the right eye. Improvements were also seen in visual acuity and minimal anisocoria in the right eye. In this article, we report a case of intracranial aneurysm compression as a cause of oculomotor nerve palsy after trauma.