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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 599-602

Unique case of midbrain tuberculoma presenting as isolated inferior rectus palsy with nystagmus


Department of Neuro Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospitals and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Akkayasamy Kowsalya
Department of Neuro Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospitals and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, 1, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_470_17

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Isolated brain stem tuberculoma constitutes about 5% of all intracranial tuberculomas. A case of isolated inferior rectus palsy with downbeat nystagmus due to presumed midbrain tuberculoma in an immunocompetent patient is described here. This report documents a rare entity of a combination of partial third nerve palsy with pupil involvement along with downbeat nystagmus.


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