International Ophthalmology

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 303–305 | Cite as

Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy related to sinusitis?

  • Veit Sturm
  • Helena Kordic
  • Hana Leiba
  • Klara Landau
Case Report

Abstract

The association of sinusitis with ocular motility disorders is a seductive theory due to their close anatomical vicinity. Typically, sinusitis can influence ocular motility by affecting single muscles or a combination of muscles and/or cranial nerves due to a local inflammatory tissue reaction. Although rare, sinusitis has been suggested at least as a cause for superior-branch oculomotor palsy. We report a case of progressive, isolated, third-cranial-nerve palsy caused by an aneurysm of the posterior-communicating artery that initially was thought to be related to pansinusitis.

Keywords

Oculomotor nerve palsy Sinusitis Intracranial aneurysm Pupil-involving 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veit Sturm
    • 1
  • Helena Kordic
    • 1
  • Hana Leiba
    • 2
  • Klara Landau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Hospital of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyKaplan Medical CenterRehovotIsrael

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