Bilateral abducens nerve palsies from clivus chordoma

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  • An 87-year-old male complaining of horizontal diplopia of 5 months' duration was found to have bilateral abducens nerve palsies. The remainder of the neurologic examination was unremarkable, but neuroradiologic investigation disclosed a lesion involving the sella and sphenoid sinus, with erosion of the upper aspect of the clivus. A large chordoma was found at trans-sphenoidal surgery. This presentation is unique in that the chordoma produced bilateral 6th-nerve palsies with no other neurologic defects.
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  • Kline LB; Glaser JS
  • Start Page

  • 705
  • End Page

  • 707
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 6