Spontaneous resolution of aneurysmal third nerve palsy

Rod Foroozan, Thomas L. Slamovits, Susan M. Ksiazek, Rochelle Zak

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Palsy of the third cranial nerve developed in a 33-year-old woman in her third trimester of pregnancy as a result of compression by a posterior communicating artery aneurysm. Prepartum complications forced postponement of surgical treatment. The palsy spontaneously resolved over 3 weeks after delivery by cesarean section. Repeat angiography suggested that the aneurysmal sac had shrunk. Spontaneous complete resolution of a third nerve palsy does not exclude an aneurysmal cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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