Ophthalmoplegia-plus syndrome

Case report


P.P. Ashok, K, Radhakrishnan, Sridharan

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Uaryounis, Benghazt, S.P. L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 8, No.1. July 1984: 9-11


Two patients, with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, are described. The first case, in addition, had involvement of the facial, palatopharyngeal and proximal muscles of the upper limbs, while the second patient had wasting and weakness of the shoulder girdle muscles, Electrornyography revealed myopathic pattern in both the patients and muscle biopsy in the second case was consistent with a primary muscle disease. A brief review on the controversy over the nomenclature of the term “ophthalmoplegia-plus” is presented.

Keywords: Ophthalmoplegia-plus syndrome