Distinguishing and treating causes of central vertigo

D. Solomon

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Abstract

Because the membranous labyrinth and the central nervous system contents of the posterior fossa are nourished by the vertebrobasilar circulation, localization of a lesion as central or peripheral in a vasculopathic patient may have little consequence in terms of his or her future risk for stroke. Distinguishing a gaze evoked direction changing nystagmus from a unidirectional spontaneous nystagmus accentuated with gaze in the quick phase direction may be the only key to properly diagnosing a cerebellar infarction presenting as an acute labyrinthine condition. Progression of cerebellar ataxia over weeks should prompt an aggressive evaluation for neoplastic disease, especially in women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-601
Number of pages23
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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