Supranuclear Vertical Gaze Paralysis with Normal Mental Function (Part II)

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Identifier 19810124_nanos_sciplatform2_05
Title Supranuclear Vertical Gaze Paralysis with Normal Mental Function (Part II)
Creator Smith, Michael
Subject Supranuclear Vertical Gaze Paralysis; Unilateral Mesencephalic Lesion; Right Hemi-paresis; Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia; Supranuclear Upward Gaze Pathways
Description At this conference last year, we presented a case of total vertical gaze paralysis with normal mental function and postulated that a unilateral mesencephalic lesion produced the disturbance. Recently, we have seen a second similar case who had an associated right hemiparesis, suggesting a leftsided lesion. A day later, the patient developed an internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) on leftward gaze, consistent with a rightsided lesion as well. Assuming both of these findings were due to a single lesion, and assuming a mesencephalic locus, one may conclude that discrete bilateral mesencephalic lesions do not necessarily produce coma.
Relation is Part of NANOS 1981: Scientific Platform Presentations (Session 2)
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 1981 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 1981. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
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Date Created 2014-05-29
Date Modified 2014-05-29
ID 183747
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