Traumatic Pontomesencephalic Junction Contusion Masquerading As Sixth And Seventh Nerve Palsy
Dhawan V (Intern),Manipal College of Medical Sciences,Pokhara,Nepal.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
We report a rare case of pontomesencephalic contusion following a motorbike accident in a 4 yr old boy. Depending on the location of the injury in the brainstem, the clinical presentation varies across a spectrum, ranging from the patient being comatose, to almost undetectable or subtle neurological deficits.
In the case that we report, the patient had a contusion in the junction between pons and midbrain, and we were able to identify it on a CT scan in a retrospective manner after a radiological correlation was sought with the mode of clinical presentation.