[Isolated oculomotor palsy disclosing multiple myeloma].J Fr Ophtalmol. 1995; 18(12):771-6.JF
Two cases of oculomotor nerves involvement as uncommon initial manifestation of a parasellar extramedullary plasmacytoma are reported. The first patient presented with an isolated left VI cranial nerve palsy; the second one had an incomplete left III cranial nerve palsy. In both cases clinical investigation and computed tomography revealed an intracranial plasmacytoma associated with multiple myeloma. It is important to underline the difference between an intracranial extramedullary plasmacytoma and a plasmacytoma associated with multiple myeloma. In fact the absence of a general associated illness should show a most favourable course.