What are the symptoms of oculomotor nerve palsy due to lesions in the nuclear portion of the third cranial nerve?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: James Goodwin, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Most of the lesions causing nuclear third cranial nerve palsy are due to dorsal midbrain infarction and commonly result in bilateral ocular symptoms. These tend to be small lesions with few associated neurologic symptoms or signs.


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