Bilateral horizontal gaze palsy with pontine cavernous hemangioma: A case report

Masahiko Shimura, Motohiro Kiyosawa, Teiji Tominaga, Makoto Tamai

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A 31-year-old man demonstrating acquired bilateral gaze palsy as an isolated symptom of a paramedian pontine reticular formation (PPRF) lesion due to a ruptured cryptic cavernous hemangioma is herein reported. MRI revealed a flow void surrounded by a hemorrhagic lesion, which was located in the lower dorsal part of the pons. This lesion corresponded to the PPRF. His eye movement almost completely recovered and MRI revealed the absorption of the hematoma 2 months later, with only conservative observation. This is a rare case presenting most likely with a minimal lesion for bilateral gaze palsy. Based on the above findings it is thus concluded that surgical removal of such a cryptic cavernous hemangioma should therefore not be the only choice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1


  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Gaze palsy
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Paramedian pontine reticular formation (PPRF)
  • Pons


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