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CASE REPORT
Oculomotor schwannoma causing a progressive complete third-nerve palsy
  1. Emily Bentley,
  2. Ronak Ved and
  3. Caroline Hayhurst
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Ronak Ved, vedr{at}cf.ac.uk

Abstract

A 69-year-old woman presented with an 8-month history of diplopia and examination findings consistent with a right third-nerve palsy. Head MRI identified the presence of a 5.8 mm, nodular, isointense lesion in the suprasellar cistern, which demonstrated enhancement with gadolinium contrast. The lesion did not show any evidence of growth over a 3-month follow-up period. These MRI findings, alongside the clinical features, suggest oculomotor nerve schwannoma. Oculomotor schwannomas are a rare cause of third-nerve palsy. The presenting features and management options for oculomotor schwannomas are discussed to provide a framework for the diagnosis and management of these patients.

  • Neuroopthalmology
  • Neuroimaging
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  • Contributors EB: provided substantial contributions towards manuscript conception, acquisition of data and analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content. RV: provided substantial contributions towards manuscript design, acquisition of data and data analysis; drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content. CH: provided substantial contributions towards manuscript conception; interpretation of data; drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content, and final review of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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