Abducens nerve palsy associated with a clival epidural hematoma

Pinar Topcu-Yilmaz, Michael X. Repka

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A clival epidural hematoma is a rare lesion that usually develops after a hyperflexion or hyperextension injury of the neck, often in a child. A 5-year-old girl presented after a motor vehicle accident with multiple cranial neuropathies, including bilateral abducens nerve pareses and right facial, glossopharyngeal, and hypoglossal cranial nerve palsies. Neuroimaging identified a clival epidural hematoma. The child was observed and the hematoma resolved. The abducens nerve palsies resolved during the ensuing 14 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-70
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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