Ophthalmoplegic migraine: A case with recurrent palsy of the abducens nerve

Luiz Paulo Vasconcelos, Felipe Galvão Stancioli, Juliana Cardoso Leal, Ariovaldo Da Silva, Rodrigo Santiago Gómez, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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Ophthalmoplegic migraine (OM) is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of migraine-like headaches associated with extrinsic ocular musculature palsy. In this article, we report a patient with OM that presented recurrent palsy of the abducens nerve and other atypical features. Case reports of OM with abducens nerve palsy were also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-964
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Abducens palsy
  • Atypical features
  • Cranial neuralgia
  • Demyelinating neuropathy
  • Ophthalmoplegic migraine
  • Prednisone therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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