fourth cranial nerve


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Noun1.fourth cranial nerve - either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyesfourth cranial nerve - either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyes
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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The patient was diagnosed with left fourth cranial nerve palsy and cranial imaging was requested to establish etiology; however, the patient did not return for follow-up.
In a study conducted by Amy Gelfand et al in patients with ophthalmoplegic migraine, the involvement of isolated third cranial nerve was common (83%) and involvement of isolated fourth cranial nerve was rare (2%).
But with start of steroid therapy, fourth cranial nerve palsy improved partially whereas third and sixth cranial nerve palsy persisted on left side (Table 1, Figure 2).

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