An Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Vestibular, Cerebellar, and Oculomotor Disorders Using a Systematized Clinical Bedside Examination

Francisco Zuma e Maia, Bernardo Faria Ramos, Pedro Luiz Mangabeira Albernaz, Renato Cal, Michael C. Schubert

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Abstract

The bedside examination associated with their clinical history remains the most critical means to accurately diagnose the cause for most of the signs and symptoms related to pathology of the cerebellum and vestibular system in patients presenting with dizziness and imbalance. This paper focuses on those critical bedside examinations, suggests when laboratory testing might be useful to confirm the clinical suspicion, and considers the shared neural circuitry within the visual and vestibular systems to offer an algorithmic approach in conducting the clinical bedside examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCerebellum
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Cerebellum
  • Eye movements
  • Labyrinth
  • Ocular motility disorders
  • Pathologic nystagmus
  • Vestibule
  • Vestibulo-ocular reflex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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