Abducens ocular neuromyotonia in a patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma following concurrent chemoradiotherapy

Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology : the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Hui-Chuan Kau, Chieh-Chih Tsai

Abstract

We describe a case of ocular neuromyotonia (ONM) following concurrent chemoradiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). During an episode of neuromyotonia, the patient developed involuntary contraction of the left lateral rectus muscle and globe retraction with down-shoot movement in the left eye. In the quiescent period, ocular motor examination revealed a partial left sixth nerve palsy. While diplopic complaints in patients with NPC raise suspicion of tumor recurrence or radiation-related cranial neuropathy, ONM must also be kept in the differential diagnosis.

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Mar 30, 2016·Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology : the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society·J Anna KimStacy L Pineles
Nov 30, 2012·Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry·Andrea Susan GiardinaDaniel R Eckermann

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