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Unilateral abducens nerve palsy: A presenting sign of sphenoid sinus mucocoeles

Muneer, A; Jones, NS; (1997) Unilateral abducens nerve palsy: A presenting sign of sphenoid sinus mucocoeles. Journal of Laryngology and Otology , 111 (7) 644 - 646. 10.1017/S0022215100138204. Green open access

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Abstract

Sphenoid sinus mucocoeles can stimulate a variety of pathological conditions and patients can present to a range of specialists. Because of the relative rarity of sphenoid sinus mucocoeles, diagnosis is often delayed and these lesions can progressively expand and cause direct mechanical compression on adjacent structures. We present three cases which presented with an abducens nerve palsy. Early surgical intervention is advocated and these patients' symptoms resolved following surgery. Although several conditions can present with an abducens nerve palsy, it is important to consider a sphenoid sinus mucocoele in the differential diagnosis.

Type: Article
Title: Unilateral abducens nerve palsy: A presenting sign of sphenoid sinus mucocoeles
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215100138204
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215100138204
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright Cambridge University Press 1997
Keywords: Mucocoele, Sphenoid sinus, Abducens nerve, Surgery, Mucoceles, Symptom
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1312772
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