Sixth nerve palsy

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Sixth nerve palsy

Sixth nerve palsy is a nerve disorder due to damage of the sixth cranial nerve. The disorder prevents some of the muscles that control eye movement from working properly. Affected people cannot turn the eye outwards toward the ear. Other signs and symptoms may include double vision, headaches, and pain around the eye. Sixth nerve palsy may be caused by many things, including stroke, brain aneurysm, diabetic neuropathy, trauma, infections, inflammation, tumors, migraine headaches or intracranial pressure. Eye patches, glasses, corticosteroids, and/or botulinum toxin may be used to ease symptoms. Some people may not need any treatment, while others may need surgery.
 

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The terms "Sixth nerve palsy" returned 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the hard palate presenting as ipsilateral sixth nerve palsy.
 

Author(s): Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Indumati Gopinathan, Rima Singh, Rima S Pathak

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 08;66(8):1218-1220.

 

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is an uncommon malignant neoplasm composed of basaloid epithelial and myoepithelial cells. The palate is the most commonly involved intraoral site for ACC. Here, we document the case of an advanced ACC arising from the hard palate that presented with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Course and Prognostic Factors of Acquired Third, Fourth, and Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsy in Korean Patients.
 

Author(s): Kiyoung Kim, Sung Rae Noh, Min Seok Kang, Kyung Hyun Jin

Journal: Korean J Ophthalmol. 2018 06;32(3):221-227.

 

This study aimed to evaluate the clinical course and prognostic factors of acquired third, fourth, and sixth cranial nerve (CN) palsy grouped according to etiology.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Congenital sixth nerve palsy with associated anomalies.
 

Author(s): Nirupama Kasturi

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;65(10):1056-1057.

 

Congenital abduction deficit is most likely due to Duane's retraction syndrome as congenital abducens nerve palsy is very rare. We report two cases of infantile abduction deficit due to sixth nerve palsy associated with other anomalies to highlight the importance of including neuroimaging ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effects of Ocular Electroacupuncture on Abducens Nerve Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Abducens Nerve Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2017

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A Retrospective Study of the Effects of Ocular Acupuncture on Ocular Motor Nerve Palsy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Oculomotor Nerve Palsy; Trochlear Nerve Palsy; Abducens Nerve Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2018

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Genetic Studies of Strabismus, Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders (CCDDs), and Their Associated Anomalies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Fibrosis of Extraocular Muscles; Duane Retraction Syndrome; Duane Radial Ray Syndrome; Mobius Syndrome; Brown Syndrome; Marcus Gunn Syndrome; Strabismus Congenital; Horizontal Gaze Palsy; Horizontal Gaze Palsy With Progressive Scoliosis; Facial Palsy; Facial Paresis, Hereditary, Congenital; Third Nerve Palsy; Fourth Nerve Palsy; Sixth Nerve Palsy; Synkinesis; Ocular Motility Disorders; Levator-Medial Rectus Synkinesis; Athabaskan Brainstem Dysgenesis; Tongue Paralysis; Ninth Nerve Disorder; Fifth Nerve Palsy; Seventh Nerve Palsy; Eleventh Nerve Disorder; Twelfth Nerve Disorder; Vagus Nerve Paralysis; Moebius Sequence

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2018

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