Sangeethabalasri Pugazhendhi1, C Seetharaman2, Anjali Jadhav3 and Virna M Shah3*
1PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
2Radiology Department, Kovai Medical Center and Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
3Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospitals and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Virna M Shah, Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
Received: June 01, 2020; Published: June 29, 2020
Isolated sixth nerve palsy is a common neuro-ophthalmology consult, which in a middle-aged individual is frequently caused by a vascular disorder. Brain metastasis is a rare occurrence (1.5%) of thyroid carcinomas. We present an unusual case where a patient presents with diplopia due to brain metastasis of a thyroid carcinoma that remained undiagnosed, because of her strict adherence to homeopathy treatment. Alternative treatment is being used worldwide, but adequate and timely monitoring of the disease is mandatory in order to prevent complications, metastasis in this case. Here we aim to emphasize the need to monitor the limitations of alternative treatment, thus possibly stopping the metastatic cascade.
Keywords: Homeopathy; Alternative Medicine; Sixth Nerve Palsy; Thyroid Carcinoma; Metastasis
Citation: Virna M Shah., et al. “Sixth Nerve Palsy due to Metastasis of Thyroid Carcinoma in a patient on Alternative Medicine. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.6 (2020): 08-10.
Copyright: © 2020 Virna M Shah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.