Inferior division third nerve paresis from an orbital dural arteriovenous malformation

J Neuroophthalmol. 1999 Mar;19(1):46-8. doi: 10.1097/00041327-199903000-00017.


Isolated inferior division third nerve palsies are rare. The authors report a patient with an isolated, pupil-involving inferior division third cranial nerve palsy from an intraorbital dural arteriovenous malformation. Despite spontaneous thrombosis of the malformation, the third nerve palsy persisted. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first case report of an inferior division third nerve palsy caused by an orbital dural arteriovenous malformation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiography
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / complications*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Exophthalmos / diagnosis
  • Exophthalmos / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / etiology*
  • Ophthalmic Artery / abnormalities*
  • Ophthalmic Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbit / blood supply*
  • Veins / abnormalities