What is the role of otoscopy in the workup of abducens nerve palsy (sixth cranial nerve palsy)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Ehrenhaus, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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An otoscopic examination may be performed in children to rule out a complicated otitis media (consider an LP).

Rule out other cranial nerve involvement.

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