Bilateral traumatic abducens nerve paralysis with cervical spine flexion injury

Uzan M. , Hanci M. , Sarioǧlu A., KAYNAR M. A. , Bozkuş H.

European Spine Journal, vol.5, no.4, pp.275-277, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00301333
  • Title of Journal : European Spine Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-277


Bilateral traumatic abducens nerve palsy is a rare condition. We report a case associated with cervical spine flexion injury. This may be the first such case report, as no similar case was found in our review of the literature. The mechanisms of injury in this case are relevant to theories that explain hyperextension injuries.