Magnetic resonance imaging of third cranial nerve palsy and trigeminal sensory loss caused by herpes zoster

Susannah V. Quisling, Vinay A. Shah, Ho K. Lee, Bruno Policeni, Wendy R.K. Smoker, Coleman Martin, Andrew G. Lee

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Abstract

A 44-year-old man with right-sided herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) developed ipsilateral third and sixth cranial nerve palsies and first-division trigeminal (fifth cranial nerve) sensory loss. MRI revealed contrast enhancement of the cisternal and cavernous portions of the third cranial nerve and high signal on a FLAIR sequence within the ipsilateral medulla at the presumed location of the trigeminal nucleus and tract. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the combination of these imaging findings in HZO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-48
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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