Recurrent Painless Oculomotor Palsy in Children. A Variant of Ophthalmopegic Migraine?
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 58–62, March 1981
How to Cite
Durkan, G. P., Troost, B. T., Slamovits, T. L., Spoor, T. C. and Kennerdell, J. S. (1981), Recurrent Painless Oculomotor Palsy in Children. A Variant of Ophthalmopegic Migraine?. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 21: 58–62. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1981.hed2102058.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: July 28, 1980
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We report two children with isolated recurrent painless oculomotor palsy in whom neurodiagnostic investigations were normal. The tests included Edrophonium hydrochloride (Tensilon) testing and arteriography in one child. Single attacks were observed from onset to resolution in both children. A diagnosis of painless ophthalmoplegic migraine was suspected. Because permanent deficits in ocular motility are apt to occur following repeated attacks of ophthalmoplegic migraine, one child was placed on prophylactic therapy with propranalol. She later developed periodic headache with nausea despite treatment.