Penetrating trauma of the posterior fossa resulting in Vernet's syndrome and internuclear ophthalmoplegia

J Trauma. 1996 Apr;40(4):647-9. doi: 10.1097/00005373-199604000-00024.


We report the case of a young male assaulted with a screwdriver, which was embedded in the posterior fossa, causing Vernet's syndrome and internuclear ophthalmoplegia. His hospital course and the cranial nerve deficits sustained as a result of the injury with the relevant neuroanatomy are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries / complications
  • Cranial Fossa, Posterior / injuries*
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology*
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ophthalmoplegia / etiology*
  • Syndrome
  • Wounds, Penetrating / complications*