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  1. Sashank Prasad1,
  2. Grant T Liu1,
  3. Nicholas S Abend2,
  4. Rebecca N Ichord2
  1. 1
    Department of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. 2
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. sashank.prasad{at}

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A 9-year-old child presented with a 4-week history of headache, diplopia and mastoid pain. She was diagnosed with mastoiditis, received intravenous antibiotics and underwent mastoidectomy. Headache and diplopia persisted and the neurology service was consulted. Examination revealed right sixth nerve palsy and …

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