Jacobs Journal of Clinical Case Reports

Isolated Third Cranial Nerve Palsy after Mild Head Trauma

Published on: 2018-02-12


Isolated third cranial nerve palsy in patients with a head injury can be the result of direct or indirect nerve injury. There are numerous causes for cranial nerve injury that include head trauma or other lesions. In most cases, oculomotor nerve injury is associated with severe cranial trauma. Traumatic oculomotor nerve palsy associated with mild head injury is uncommon. We report the case of isolated third cranial nerve palsy associated with minor head injury in the absence of abnormal brain imaging findings.


Mild Head Trauma; Oculomotor Nerve Palsy