Oculomotor synkinesis following a midbrain stroke

S. R. Messé, R. K. Shin, G. T. Liu*, S. L. Galetta, N. J. Volpe

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A 33-year-old man developed a complete third nerve palsy in the setting of acute bacterial endocarditis. MRI revealed an ischemic stroke in the cerebral peduncle involving the third nerve fascicle. Subsequently, he was observed to have paradoxic elevation of the eyelid on adduction and downgaze. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first demonstration of oculomotor synkinesis after an acquired, ischemic CNS lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1107
Number of pages2
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 25 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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