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Abducens Nerve Diseases (Sixth Nerve Palsy) Summary

Description: Diseases of the sixth cranial (abducens) nerve or its nucleus in the pons. The nerve may be injured along its course in the pons, intracranially as it travels along the base of the brain, in the cavernous sinus, or at the level of superior orbital fissure or orbit. Dysfunction of the nerve causes lateral rectus muscle weakness, resulting in horizontal diplopia that is maximal when the affected eye is abducted and ESOTROPIA. Common conditions associated with nerve injury include INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ISCHEMIA; and INFRATENTORIAL NEOPLASMS.

Also Known As: Sixth Nerve Palsy; 6th Nerve Palsy; Abducens Nerve Palsy; Benign Recurrent Abducens Palsy of Childhood; Benign Recurrent Abducens Palsy, Children Show All >>

Networked: 183 relevant articles (10 outcomes, 10 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Abducens Nerve Diseases

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 31 results : IBA
  2. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : FDA 2
  3. Acetazolamide (Diamox) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 13 Generic
  4. EVAC protocol (CAVE) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  5. Iopamidol (Isovue) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 12 Generic
  6. onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 1
  7. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma : 5 results : IBA
  8. Duane anomaly : 5 results : IBA
  9. Vincristine (Oncovin) : 3 results : FDA 17 Generic
  10. Alternating hemiplegia of childhood : 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Abducens Nerve Diseases

  1. Esotropia (Esophoria)
  2. Cerebellar Diseases (Cerebellar Syndrome)
  3. Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)
  4. Paralysis (Palsy)
  5. Strabismus (Squint)
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Key Therapies for Abducens Nerve Diseases

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  1. Sutures (Suture) : 1 outcome in 8 results
  2. Epidural Blood Patch : 1 outcome in 4 results
  3. Oral Administration : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Anesthesia : 5 results
  5. Catheters : 4 results
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