Early resolution of third nerve palsy following endovascular treatment of a posterior communicating artery aneurysm

J Neuroophthalmol. 2002 Mar;22(1):12-4. doi: 10.1097/00041327-200203000-00004.


A 69-year-old man underwent successful endovascular treatment of a posterior communicating artery aneurysm that had caused a third nerve palsy. Pupil size became normal within 10 days and ptosis and ocular ductions became normal within 3 weeks of the procedure. Based on the reported recovery rates of third nerve palsy after aneurysmal clipping, recovery may occur more rapidly in patients who undergo endovascular treatment. Further data are necessary to substantiate this hypothesis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / therapy*
  • Carotid Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / diagnosis
  • Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / etiology
  • Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / therapy*
  • Radiography
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / therapy