Sixth nerve palsy and unilateral Horner's syndrome

Ophthalmology. 1986 Jul;93(7):913-6. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(86)33642-x.

Abstract

Anatomic reports have demonstrated that the sympathetic fibers leave the carotid plexus to join the abducens nerve in the posterior part of the cavernous sinus. A lesion in this area may cause both an abducens nerve palsy and ipsilateral Horner's syndrome. This article details two additional cases of this uncommon occurrence.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / complications
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / complications
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery
  • Female
  • Horner Syndrome / complications*
  • Horner Syndrome / etiology
  • Horner Syndrome / pathology
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Ophthalmoplegia / complications*
  • Ophthalmoplegia / etiology
  • Ophthalmoplegia / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed