Altijd snelle evaluatie noodzakelijk bij kinderen met acuut ontstane dubbelbeelden

M. J. J. Finken, E. van Zanten, D. J. Kamphuis, N. van der Lely

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In this report, three pediatric cases are presented with a sudden onset of binocular diplopia. A 10-year-old boy suffered from diplopia, ptosis and muscle weakness caused by a neuromuscular disease (Miller Fisher syndrome). The other two patients had infections: a 6-year-old girl presented with an apical petrositis with an abducens nerve paralysis following a middle ear infection (Gradenigo's syndrome). The third patient, a 10-year-old boy, suffered from a sinusitis with involvement of the third and the fourth cranial nerve. These three cases illustrate that a prompt diagnostic evaluation and treatment are necessary in children presenting with a sudden onset of diplopia.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)602-606
JournalTijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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