Oculomotor nerve tumors masquerading as recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy: report of two cases and review of the literature.

@article{Kim2015OculomotorNT,
  title={Oculomotor nerve tumors masquerading as recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy: report of two cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Ryul Kim and Jae-hyoung Kim and Eunhee Kim and Hee-Kyung Yang and Jeong-Min Hwang and Ji Soo Kim},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={825-30}
}
BACKGROUND In recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy (RPON) that was previously termed as ophthalmoplegic migraine, enhancement of the ocular motor cranial nerves could be seen in the cisternal segment during the acute phase. However, various tumors involving the oculomotor nerve may mimic RPON. METHODS We report two patients with MRI findings of oculomotor nerve schwannoma who initially presented with RPON, and found through the literature review five more patients with oculomotor… CONTINUE READING