A case of isolated abducens nerve paralysis in maxillofacial trauma

@inproceedings{Keskin2015ACO,
  title={A case of isolated abducens nerve paralysis in maxillofacial trauma},
  author={Elif Seda Keskin and Ekrem Keskin and Bekir Atik and Abd{\"u}lkadir Koçer},
  booktitle={Annals of maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2015}
}
Nervus abducens is a pure motor nerve located in the pons. It retracts the eyeball laterally by stimulating rectus lateralis muscle. In case of their paralysis, diplopia and restriction in the eye movements while looking sideways, are seen. Since the same signs are seen due to the muscle entrapment in blowout fractures, its differential diagnosis has importance in terms of the treatment protocol and avoiding unnecessary operations. In this article, we present a 22-year-old male patient who was… CONTINUE READING