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Diseases

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Sixth nerve palsy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cranial mononeuropathy VI
  • Abducens nerve palsy
  • Sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • VI nerve palsy
  • 6th nerve palsy
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Inheritance

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Is sixth nerve palsy inherited?

Sixth nerve palsy is not considered an inherited condition. Most cases occur sporadically in people with no family history of the condition.[1][2]
Last updated: 10/15/2015

References
  1. Siddharth Agrawal, Vinita Singh, and Saurabh Agrawal. Congenital sixth nerve palsy or Type I Duane syndrome?. Oman J Ophthalmol. May-August, 2011; 4(2):92-94. Accessed 3/24/2014.
  2. Carr MM, Ross DA, Zuker RM. Cranial nerve defects in congenital facial palsy. J Otolaryngol. April, 1997; 26(2):80-87. Accessed 3/24/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cranial mononeuropathy VI
  • Abducens nerve palsy
  • Sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • VI nerve palsy
  • 6th nerve palsy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.