Ocular neuromyotonia in a 15-year-old girl after radiation therapy.
de Saint Sardos A., Vincent A., Aroichane M., Ospina LH.
A 15-year-old girl, previously treated with radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery for a posterior fossa medulloblastoma and parasellar metastasis at age 8, presented with a 10-month history of episodic horizontal diplopia. She was diagnosed with ocular neuromyotonia and successfully treated with oral carbamazepine. Given the strong association between peripheral neuromyotonia and the presence of autoimmune antivoltage-gated potassium channels, the patient's blood was tested and found negative for these autoantibodies. This is the first time this has been verified in a person with ocular neuromyotonia.