abducens nerve

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Synonyms for abducens nerve

a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

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Moebius syndrome is defined as a congenital, non-progressive syndrome presenting with typical association of facial and abducens nerve palsy.
We observed 74 patients with isolated unilateral diabetic abducens nerve palsy between 2011 and 2014.
13) However, brain MRI is usually not necessary if there is a post lumbar puncture headache, being indicated only when headache is accompanied by abducens nerve palsy, lumbar radiculopathy or diagnostic confusion as a result of neck stiffness.
These include optic nerve, oculomotor nerve, trochlear nerve, abducens nerve, and the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve.
Gradenigo's syndrome is characterized by otorrhoea, facial pain in regions innervated by the first and second division of trigeminal nerve and ipsilateral abducens nerve paralysis.
Anatomically, either involvement of combination of medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) plus abducens nerve nucleus or MLF plus Paramedian pontine reticular formation (PPRF) can cause "one and a half" syndrome.
2004) described anaesthesia diffusing across the PPF and reaching the laterally located abducens nerve via the anterolateral extension of the inferior orbital fissure causing diplopia.
Intracavernous carotid aneurysm--an unusual cause of isolated abducens nerve palsy.
This A-Z treatment containing some 500 entries from abducens nerve to Zocor covers all aspects of the disease.
In other words, the eye cannot move medially because the message cannot travel to the oculomotor nucleus, via the MLF, from the contralateral abducens nerve.
Dense concentrations of GQ1b ganglioside are found in the oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve III), trochlear nerve (cranial nerve IV) and abducens nerve (cranial nerve VI) of patients with MFS, which may explain the relationship between anti-GQ1b antibodies and ophthalmoplegia.
5,14) Conversely, trauma to the base of the skull can lead to damage to the abducens nerve as it passes over the tip of the petrous temporal bone, causing abducens (VI) nerve palsy.