Abducens nerve enhancement in acute ophthalmoparesis

Radiat Med. Sep-Oct 1998;16(5):375-7.


Acute ophthalmoparesis (AO) is a monophasic disease characterized by acute onset of paresis of the extraocular muscles without ataxia or areflexia. Here we report a case of AO with gadolinium enhancement in the cisternal portion of the abducens nerves using contrast-enhanced three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abducens Nerve / pathology*
  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Contrast Media
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / therapy
  • Female
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome / therapy
  • Plasmapheresis


  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA