Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tractography Detecting Isolated Oculomotor Nerve Damage After Traumatic Brain Injury

Timothée Jacquesson, Carole Frindel, Francois Cotton

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Abstract

A 24-year-old woman was hit by a bus and suffered an isolated complete oculomotor nerve palsy. Computed tomography scan did not show a skull base fracture. T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed petechial cerebral hemorrhages sparing the brainstem. T2 constructive interference in steady state suggested a partial sectioning of the left oculomotor nerve just before entering the superior orbital fissure. Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tractography confirmed a sharp arrest of the left oculomotor nerve. This recent imaging technique could be of interest to assess white fiber damage and help make a diagnosis or prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707.e5-707.e7
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Oculomotor nerve
  • Tractography
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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