Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 1

A Patient with Isolated Sixth Nerve Palsy as the Only Presenting Sign of Prostate Cancer Metastasis

Iman Ansari1, Faezeh Khorasanizadeh2, Farangis Yazdanjou3, Mohsen Dastmardi1 and Kiana Hassanpour1,3*

1Ophthalmic Research Center, Research institute for Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Radiology, Razi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical University, Tehran, Iran
3Department of ophthalmology, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Kiana Hassanpour, Ophthalmic Research Center, Research institute for Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Received: November 01, 2021; Published: December 21, 2021


A 72-year-old man complaining of sudden-onset diplopia in the right eye presented to our Ophthalmology department. He provided a previous history of prostate cancer and was tumor-free for 10 years. The diplopia was binocular, worse in distance. The ocular movement of the right eye showed moderate limitation in the right gaze. The examination of all other cranial nerves was normal. The patient underwent neuroimaging with the diagnosis of isolated cranial nerve (CN) VI palsy which revealed abnormal bone marrow signal and expansion of clivus, sphenoid, and an orbital plate of frontal bone at the right orbital roof. The patient underwent a bone scan that confirmed generalized bone metastasis. Here we present the case of a 72-year-old man with isolated CN VI palsy as the only presenting sign of bone metastasis secondary to prostate cancer. Systemic cancer history is an important risk factor that should not be overlooked in patients with isolated CN VI palsy nerve palsy.

Keywords: Cranial Nerve VI; Isolated Nerve Palsy; Metastasis; Prostate Cancer


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Citation: Kiana Hassanpour., et al. “A Patient with Isolated Sixth Nerve Palsy as the Only Presenting Sign of Prostate Cancer Metastasis". Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.1 (2022): 34-37.


Copyright: © 2022 Kiana Hassanpour., 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.


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