Recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy: MRI findings in 2 patients

Arghavan Sharifi, Samar Kayfan, Rebekah L. Clarke, Akshita Mehta, Cory M. Pfeifer

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Recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy is a form of cranial neuralgia and rare source of pediatric headache. We present 2 children who presented with headaches accompanied by visual symptoms including eye pain, blurry vision, and diplopia. MRI in both patients demonstrated enhancement of the cisternal segment of the oculomotor nerve in the affected side, correlating with the observed symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1042
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2019


  • Oculomotor nerve enhancement
  • Recurrent painful opthalmoplegic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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