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Revista médica de Chile

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CARTIER R., Luis; PARRA, Jorge  and  CONTRERAS S., Juan P.. Cerebral ptosis. Analysis of six cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2018, vol.146, n.8, pp.857-863. ISSN 0034-9887.


Cerebral ptosis is understood as the bilateral paralysis of eyelid elevation linked to a stroke or hemorrhage of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). It is a transient condition, independent of the evolution of the lesion.


To analyze six patients with the condition.

Patients and Methods:

Report of five women and one male aged 42 to 72 years.


All suffered an infarction or hemorrhage in the territory of the middle cerebral artery of the non-dominant hemisphere and developed a bilateral palpebral ptosis. The recovery started after the fourth day. At the tenth day, eye opening was effortless and did not require frontal help, despite the persistence of hemiplegia.


Cerebral ptosis is a mimetic dysfunction of a specific non-injured area of the cerebral cortex, originated from a nearby parenchymal damage such as the middle cerebral artery of the same hemisphere. Cerebral ptosis expresses the inhibition of the voluntary eyelid elevation center, of prefrontal location in the non-dominant hemisphere.

Keywords : Blepharoptosis; Middle Cerebral Artery; Stroke.

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