What is the mortality/morbidity of third cranial nerve palsy (oculomotor cranial nerve palsy)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: James Goodwin, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Morbidity and mortality are essentially those of the diseases that cause oculomotor nerve palsy and are beyond the scope of this article.

The most significant causes of mortality and morbidity along with oculomotor nerve palsy are subarachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured berry aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery, and meningitis or meningeal infiltrative disorders, both infectious and neoplastic.


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