Transient sixth nerve palsies and torticollis secondary to parietal arteriovenous malformation

Per H., Tucer B., Gumus H., Kurtsoy A., Kumandas S.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, vol.43, no.1, pp.32-35, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000097523
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-35
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) can compress on any intracranial structures, and the presence and nature of ophthalmologic symptoms and signs depend on the size and location of the AVMs. We report an 11-month-old girl with parietal fistulous AVM, transient bilateral sixth nerve palsies and torticollis. The postoperative period was uneventful and she was discharged in a good condition. The patient recovered from transient bilateral abducens nerve palsies and torticollis; she was asymptomatic during the 18-month follow-up period. Copyright (c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.