Giant intracavernous aneurysm: rare cause of isolated sixth cranial nerve palsy in a child. Academic Article uri icon


  • A boy, aged 7 1/2 years, developed a sixth cranial nerve palsy for which no cause was found until 8 1/2 years later, when he developed a rapidly progressive ophthalmoplegia. A giant intracavernous aneurysm was then demonstrated on carotid angiography and successfully treated by carotid ligation. Radioisotope techniques were of value in diagnosis and follow-up.

published proceedings

  • Med J Aust

author list (cited authors)

  • Crompton, J. L., & Keith, C. G.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • August 1976