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Unilateral Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia after Minor Head Injur

  • Author(s): Bamford, Richard;
  • Singh-Ranger, Gurpreet
  • et al.

Internuclear ophthalmoplegia is a rare condition caused by injury to the medial longitudinal fasciculus inthe brainstem. It usually occurs in conditions such as stroke or multiple sclerosis and is extremely rareafter head injury. We report a case of unilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia, which occurred after aminor head injury in a young male. His only symptoms were headache and diplopia. He was treatedconservatively, and his symptoms settled after 3 months. [West J Emerg Med. 2012;13(1):123–124.]

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