Eight syndrome: Horizontal gaze palsy plus ipsilateral seventh nerve palsy

Kemar E. Green, David P.W. Rastall, Eric R. Eggenberger

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A 62-year-old woman developed a right horizontal gaze palsy and ipsilateral facial nerve palsy due to a right pontine tegmentum infarct. This constitutes a forme fruste of the eight-and-a-half syndrome that we have termed the eight syndrome. addition, she had a right lower motor neuron facial palsy (Fig. 2). Diffusion-weighted imaging identified a small area of restricted diffusion in the dorsal portion of the right pons at the level of the sixth nucleus and facial colliculus consistent with acute ischemia (Fig. 3). The patient’s gaze palsy was resolved at 2 weeks and at 6 months, no facial weakness was present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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