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Cranial nerve palsy

Cranial nerve palsy is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Microvascular infarction, eg, diabetes, hypertension
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Acute or chronic otitis media
  • Malignant otitis externa
  • Infiltrating process at skull base: meningitis, sarcoidosis, intracranial metastases, lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Brainstem infarct or vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • Arterial dissection, eg, internal carotid, vertebral
  • Compression by aneurysm or tumor
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Paget's disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Diphtheria
  • Glomus jugulare (middle ear tumor)
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Graves' ophthalmopathy (not a palsy, but affects extraocular movements)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Cranial Nerve Palsy." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114854/all/Cranial_nerve_palsy.
Zeiger RF. Cranial nerve palsy. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114854/all/Cranial_nerve_palsy. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Cranial nerve palsy. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114854/all/Cranial_nerve_palsy
Zeiger RF. Cranial Nerve Palsy [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114854/all/Cranial_nerve_palsy.
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