third cranial nerve


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Noun1.third cranial nerve - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eyethird cranial nerve - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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Third cranial nerve palsy: If this results in pupil involvement, it is a sign of intracranial aneurysm or tumour.
Acute third cranial nerve palsy from a third cranial nerve schwannoma presenting as a saccular aneurysm on three-dimensional computed tomography angiography: Case illustration.
The persistence of Adie's pupil after remission from ophthalmoplegic migraines in this patient was similar to two reported cases: one patient (20) exhibited transient Adie's pupil associated with migraine with aura, and another manifested a permanent deficit of the third cranial nerve after an ophthalmoplegic-migraine attack.
Some authors believe that immediate administration of steroids at the onset of an attack might reduce permanent sequelae of OM, including residual weakness of the third cranial nerve and pupillary dysfunction (7).