Ophthalmoplegia as a presenting manifestation of internal carotid artery dissection

Marino E. Vargas, J. Robert Desrouleaux, Mark J. Kupersmith

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We present the case of a patient with an ipsilateral ophthalmoplegia as the presentation of a traumatic dissection of the internal carotid artery. We hypothesize that the cranial nerves dysfunction occurred because of interruption of the vascular supply to the nerves in the cavernous sinus from the inferolateral trunk of the cavernous carotid artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Inferolateral trunk
  • Internal carotid artery dissection
  • Ophthalmoplegia


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