Vertical gaze ophthalmoplegia from infarction in the area of the posterior thalamo-subthalamic paramedian artery

Michael Wall, Thomas L. Slamovits, Leon A. Weisberg, Samuel A. Trufant

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Abstract

Three cases of a stroke syndrome of acute supranuclear vertical gaze ophthalmoplegia are presented. Voluntary vertical gaze and the vertical vestibulo-ocular reflex were absent or diminished initially in all three patients. The patients also had loss of convergence and alteration hi their mental status. Computed tomography scans showed lesions in the regkm of the rostral midbrain and lower diencephalon in the area surrounding the third ventricle. The blood supply, ischemic stroke syndrome and function of this region with reference to the supranuclear control of vertical gaze are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-555
Number of pages10
JournalStroke
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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