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Journal of the Korean Society of Traumatology 2002;15(1):66-68.
Traumatic Sella Turcica Fracture Associated with Abducence Nerve Palsy - A Case report -
Tae Joon Ahn, M.D., Chong Oon Park, M.D., Young Soo Ha, M.D., and Dong Keun Hyun, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Inha University, Sungnam, Korea
외선신경 마비를 동반한 외상성 터키안골절 - 증례보고 -
안태준·박종운·하영수·현동근
인하대학교 의과대학 신경외과학교실
Abstract
Fractures involving the sella turcica are rare complication of head trauma. Recognition of fractures in this area is very important because serious immediate or delayed neurological, endocrinological and vascular complications may occur, such as cranial nerve palsy, hypopituitarism, and vascular abnormalities.The authors report a case of sella turcica fracture associated with right abducens nerve palsy. The clinical and radiological features are discussed with a review of the literatures.
Key Words: Sella turcica; Cranial nerve palsy; Hypopituitarism; Vascular abnormality


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