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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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MARANHAO-FILHO, Péricles; SOUTO, Antonio Aversa Dutra do  and  NOGUEIRA, Jânio. Isolated pathetick nerve paresis by compression from a dolichoectatic basilar artery: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.65, n.1, pp.176-178. ISSN 0004-282X.

The article describes a woman with 53 year-old that has presented diplopia when looking down and adopted a tilted head position in order to read for the last six months. The neuro-ophthalmic examination shows isolated right superior oblique muscle paresis. The magnetic resonance and the angioresonance show the dolicoectatic basilar artery compressing the right ventral lateral brainstem.

Keywords : trochlear nerve; dolichoectasy; basilar artery; ophtalmoplegy; compression.

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