The evaluation of isolated third nerve palsy revisited: An update on the evolving role of magnetic resonance, computed tomography, and catheter angiography

Andrew G. Lee, L. Anne Hayman, Paul W. Brazis

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

71 Scopus citations

Abstract

The evaluation and management of the neurologically isolated third nerve palsy continues to evolve. The major concern for the clinician confronted with a patient with a third nerve palsy has been the exclusion of an intracranial aneurysm. The evolution of new imaging techniques, such as computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography, have provided new imaging options for clinicians. This article reviews the pertinent recent literature on the use of these imaging studies in evaluating the patient with a third nerve palsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-157
Number of pages21
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Angiography
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Third nerve palsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The evaluation of isolated third nerve palsy revisited: An update on the evolving role of magnetic resonance, computed tomography, and catheter angiography'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this