Intermittent reversal of Complete Ptosis-EganWarner

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Ophthalmology
Creator Warner, Judith E. A.
Other Author Egan, Robert A
Title Intermittent reversal of Complete Ptosis-EganWarner
Date 2006
Description CASE REPORT: Ptosis secondary to dense oculomotor pareses generally improves over several months, but intermittent elevation of the eyelid has not been reported. The Author's describe two patients who demonstrated intermittent involuntary monocular eyelid elevation in an eye with complete ptosis caused by partial resection of sphenoid wing meningioma. Both patients had complete ophthalmoplegia and decreased corneal sensation. The involved eye was ipsilateral to a meningioma that had been debulked 11 to 12 months previously. Although the lids were devoid of volitional movement, each patient could elevate the lid for 10 to 20 seconds by either tickling the eyelashes or rubbing the eyelids. The lids occasionally rose spontaneously and there was no clinical evidence of aberrant regeneration or cyclic spasm. COMMENTS: Although the mechanism of action of this involuntary eyelid elevation is unknown, it is possible that some process of aberrant regeneration activated by sensory stimuli is responsible.
Type Text
Publisher Canadian Ophthalmological Society
Volume 41
Issue 4
First Page 497
Last Page 499
Subject Eyelids; Ophthalmoplegia; Intraoperative Complications
Subject MESH Blepharoptosis; Meningeal Neoplasms; Oculomotor Nerve
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Egan RA, Warner JE. (2006). Intermittent reversal of complete ptosis associated with sphenoid wing meningiomas. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 41(4), 497-9.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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