Fourth Cranial Nerve Palsy in a Collegiate Lacrosse Player: A Case Report (Case Report) (Case Study)
Journal of Athletic Training 2010, July-August, 45, 4
Journal of Athletic Training
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Cranial nerve (CN) examination is a routine component of the evaluation for any head injury. Three cranial nerves control eye motion: CN III (oculomotor), CN IV (trochlear), and CN VI (abducens). Injury to any of these nerves is rare in sport-related head injury; however, the location of the fourth cranial nerve makes it especially susceptible to injury with severe head trauma. (1) Unfortunately, CN IV palsies are underdiagnosed by hospital services. (2) The purposes of this report are to present the unique case of a CN IV injury in a collegiate lacrosse athlete and to review relevant clinical evaluation components that may assist certified athletic trainers in timely diagnosis of this injury. CASE REPORT
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- Category: Sports & Outdoors
- Published: 01 July 2010
- Publisher: National Athletic Trainers' Association, Inc.
- Print Length: 15 Pages
- Language: English