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Please tell me what does fourth nerve palsy lead to ?

Please tell me what does fourth nerve palsy lead to ?

Double vision: The fourth cranial nerve is the trochlear nerve. This coordinates the downward and inward rotation of the eye. Thus, a palsy leads to double vision particularly when looking downward. Patients have problems when going down stairs as this worsens the diploplia. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

Nerve palsy: There is no specific treatment for a fourth nerve palsy other than time to see if it improves, on some occasions steroids might be used if the palsy was thought to be caused by an inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Living with Cerebral Palsy (Checklist)

Learn about CP. The more you know, the more you can help your child
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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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Fourth nerve palsy head tilt test, is this bad?

Nerve palsy: A fourth nerve palsy is rare without a history of trauma to the head. The test to diagnoses it is straightforward and with little or no side effects. The key thing is to find out what case the palsy in the first place. ...Read more

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What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

Fourth Nerve palsy: Surgery for just a fourth nerve palsy surgery is extremely rare and normally related to a tumor. There is no special surgical name that we use for this surgery. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


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