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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148-150

Resolution of total ophthalmoplegia following treatment in a case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A case report

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Madhurima K Nayak
C II 12, Kasturba Medical College Staff Quarters, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore-575 002, Karanataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.163273

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Total ophthalmoplegia can occur due to malignancy, inflammation, infection, and trauma. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a tumor arising from epithelium of nasopharynx which can spread locally as well as metastasize to distant sites. We report a case of total ophthalmoplegia in a 15-year-old girl which resolved following chemotherapy. She was diagnosed as stage IV B nasopharyngeal carcinoma with left-sided intraorbital extension leading to proptosis and total ophthalmoplegia with preserved optic nerve function. Following 2 months of chemotherapy, a reduction in the size of cervical lymph nodes, proptosis, and total resolution of extraocular movements was noted.

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