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Möbius' syndrome I

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A neurological disorder, characterized by paralysis of the oculomotor nerve accompanied with periodic migraine. It begins as severe vomiting and ohthalmodynya. After an attack, there is a gradual diminishing of symptoms until mydriasis becomes the only sign. After 3 to 5 days of onset, when pain subsides, it is frequently followed by hemiparesis. Recovery usually follows afte a few days. It is believed to be caused by compression of the third cranial nerve between the posterior cerebral and superior cerebral arteries. Occur in young adults.


  • P. J. Möbius:
    Über periodische wiederkehrende Oculomotoriuslähmung.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1884, 21: 604-608.

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