Apoplectic headache and oculomotor nerve palsy: An unusual presentation of multiple sclerosis

B. S. Galer, Richard B. Lipton, S. Weinstein, L. Bello, S. Solomon

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Abstract

A patient with a history of facial myokymia presented with apoplectic headache and a 3rd nerve palsy. Initial CT, lumbar puncture, and cerebral angiogram were unremarkable, but subsequent CSF examination revealed oligoclonal bands. MRI displayed over 30 white matter lesions. This case demonstrates that multiple sclerosis may present with severe headache and a 3rd nerve palsy, simulating the clinical picture of a posterior communicating artery aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1465-1466
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume40
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1990

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Oculomotor Nerve Diseases
Paralysis
Multiple Sclerosis
Headache
Facial Nerve Diseases
Oligoclonal Bands
Spinal Puncture
Intracranial Aneurysm
Angiography
White Matter

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Galer, B. S., Lipton, R. B., Weinstein, S., Bello, L., & Solomon, S. (1990). Apoplectic headache and oculomotor nerve palsy: An unusual presentation of multiple sclerosis. Neurology, 40(9), 1465-1466.

Apoplectic headache and oculomotor nerve palsy : An unusual presentation of multiple sclerosis. / Galer, B. S.; Lipton, Richard B.; Weinstein, S.; Bello, L.; Solomon, S.

In: Neurology, Vol. 40, No. 9, 09.1990, p. 1465-1466.

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Galer, BS, Lipton, RB, Weinstein, S, Bello, L & Solomon, S 1990, 'Apoplectic headache and oculomotor nerve palsy: An unusual presentation of multiple sclerosis', Neurology, vol. 40, no. 9, pp. 1465-1466.
Galer, B. S. ; Lipton, Richard B. ; Weinstein, S. ; Bello, L. ; Solomon, S. / Apoplectic headache and oculomotor nerve palsy : An unusual presentation of multiple sclerosis. In: Neurology. 1990 ; Vol. 40, No. 9. pp. 1465-1466.
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