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|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 232-233
Complete Bilateral Ptosis: An Early Clinical Sign of Herniation in Right Hemispheric Infarction
Suryanarayana Sharma1, JV Mahendra2, A J U A John2, Anish Mehta2, R Srinivasa2
1 Senior Consultant Neurologist and Stroke Specialist, Apollo Hospitals, Opposite I.I.M-B, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurology, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, M.S.R.I.T Post, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Date of Submission||23-Apr-2017|
|Date of Decision||16-Jul-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||06-Aug-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||24-Feb-2021|
Senior Consultant Neurologist and Stroke Specialist, Apollo Hospitals, Opposite I.I.M-B, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Sharma S, Mahendra J V, A John A J, Mehta A, Srinivasa R. Complete Bilateral Ptosis: An Early Clinical Sign of Herniation in Right Hemispheric Infarction. Neurol India 2021;69:232-3
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Sharma S, Mahendra J V, A John A J, Mehta A, Srinivasa R. Complete Bilateral Ptosis: An Early Clinical Sign of Herniation in Right Hemispheric Infarction. Neurol India [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 4];69:232-3. Available from: https://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2021/69/1/232/310085
| » Case Summary|| |
Complete bilateral ptosis (CBP) has been described in massive right Hemispheric lesions. This 49-years-old gentleman presented with left hemiparesis of 4 h duration. CT Brain was done and he was thrombolyzed with r-TPA. Serial neuroimages are shown in [Figure 1]. The patient developed CBP at 24 h, repeat imaging revealed massive right MCA infarction with midline shift, decompression craniotomy was done at 30 h and CBP resolved completely on the second postoperative day [Figure 2]. He had residual hemiplegia and hemineglect at 90 days follow-up. CBP is a valuable clinical sign of massive right hemispheric lesion that precedes herniation providing an opportunity for early intervention.
|Figure 1: (a) CT Brain showing loss of insular ribbon. (b-d) MRI Brain at 16 h showing acute right MCA infarction. (e) CT Brain at 24 h revealing hemorrhagic transformation, mass effect and midline shift. (f and g) CT brain on second & seventh postoperative day. (h) CT brain at 90 days showing gliosis|
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|Figure 2: (a) Complete bilateral ptosis, (b) eye movements and pupillary reaction being normal, (c) moving right upper limb to commands, (d) Complete resolution of ptosis following decompression craniotomy|
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