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Cranial Nerve 6 Palsy
Monday, 13 April 2009 21:21

 

What is a Cranial Nerve 6 Palsy? What is the treatment for a Cranial Nerve 6 Palsy?

 

A cranial nerve 6 palsy occurs when the 6th nerve is compromised. This compromise is typically caused by trauma, a vascular incidence (aneurism or micro-vascular infarct), demyelinating disease, inflammatory disease, stroke, increase intracranial pressure, congenital or an unknown cause. A patient will experience double vision and often pain around the eye. A medical workup and MRI or CT scan are often ordered. Treatment includes treating the underlying cause.

 

Treatment

Treat underlying cause

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:01
 

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