Fung TY, Chung TK. Abducens nerve palsy complicating pregnancy: a case report
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin.European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (Impact Factor: 1.7). 05/1999; 83(2):223-4. DOI: 10.1016/S0301-2115(98)00316-9
We report a case presented at 38 weeks gestation with abducens nerve palsy. No specific pathology was found. After reviewing all the previously reported cases, hypertension is found to be a common factor in all cases presenting in late pregnancy. The clinical course is benign and all resolved after delivery.
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ABSTRACT: Visual disturbances occur more frequently during preeclampsia than during pregnancy in general, but visual disturbances due to cranial nerve palsy are rare. We present the case of a 35-year-old preeclamptic woman with left third nerve palsy and left serous retinal detachment. The patient complained of visual disturbance and double vision soon after cesarean section. Left third nerve palsy and left serous retinal detachment were diagnosed by urgent ophthalmologic evaluation. Aneurysm and organic brain lesion were ruled out by diagnostic imaging. By 2 months postpartum, the visual disturbance had improved spontaneously.
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