Unilateral oval pupil with good outcome: Report of two cases.


Unilateral oval pupil has numerous causes, and several pathophysiologic mechanisms have been proposed. Prognosis is nearly universally poor. We present two patients, an 86-year-old woman and a 61-year-old woman, who developed coma and unilateral oval pupil due to ischemia and hypoglycemia, respectively. In the second case, a discrete area of ipsilateral brainstem ischemia was demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging. Both patients recovered. The prognosis for comatose patients with unilateral oval pupil is not universally poor.

DOI: 10.1016/S1052-3057(10)80170-3

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@article{Jeret1995UnilateralOP, title={Unilateral oval pupil with good outcome: Report of two cases.}, author={Joseph S Jeret and Alan A Mazurek}, journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association}, year={1995}, volume={5 3}, pages={172-4} }