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Giant cell arteritis presenting as oculomotor nerve palsy with pupillary dilatation.
  1. G. E. Davies,
  2. R. A. Shakir
  1. Department of Neurology, Middlesbrough General Hospital, Cleveland, UK.


    Acute complete oculomotor palsy with headache is a classical presentation of an extrinsic compression most commonly due to a posterior communicating artery aneurysm. We present a patient with such a presentation but with histologically proven giant cell arteritis. This possibility should be considered especially in the elderly to avoid complications and the need for angiography.

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