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Cerebellar infarctions and 'vestibular neuritis'

Magnusson, M LU and Norrving, B LU (1993) In Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Supplement 503. p.6-64
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Consecutive subjects 50 to 75 years of age with sudden onset of vertigo but without cochlear or neurological symptoms were investigated with neuro-imaging techniques. Doppler sonography of the vertebral and carotid arteries and recording of voluntary saccades and pursuit eye movements, caloric, spontaneous, gaze and optokinetic nystagmus. Among those studied, 6 out of 24 subjects could be demonstrated to have cerebellar infarctions, another 2 subjects had occlusion of one vertebral artery. Caloric tests could not identify subjects with a cerebellar infarction whereas prominently reduced pursuit eye movements could. Subjects with cerebellar infarction either had a vertebral artery occlusion or prominent cardio-embolic risk factors. It is... (More)

Consecutive subjects 50 to 75 years of age with sudden onset of vertigo but without cochlear or neurological symptoms were investigated with neuro-imaging techniques. Doppler sonography of the vertebral and carotid arteries and recording of voluntary saccades and pursuit eye movements, caloric, spontaneous, gaze and optokinetic nystagmus. Among those studied, 6 out of 24 subjects could be demonstrated to have cerebellar infarctions, another 2 subjects had occlusion of one vertebral artery. Caloric tests could not identify subjects with a cerebellar infarction whereas prominently reduced pursuit eye movements could. Subjects with cerebellar infarction either had a vertebral artery occlusion or prominent cardio-embolic risk factors. It is suggested that subjects with symptoms as vestibular neuritis should be investigated with pursuit eye movements and with at least standard ECG recordings.

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Aged, Cerebellum, Cerebral Infarction, Dominance, Cerebral, Echoencephalography, Electronystagmography, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Meniere Disease, Middle Aged, Neuritis, Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency, Vestibular Nerve, Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases, Journal Article
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  author       = {Magnusson, M and Norrving, B},
  issn         = {0365-5237},
  keyword      = {Aged,Cerebellum,Cerebral Infarction,Dominance, Cerebral,Echoencephalography,Electronystagmography,Female,Humans,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Male,Meniere Disease,Middle Aged,Neuritis,Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency,Vestibular Nerve,Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases,Journal Article},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {6--64},
  publisher    = {Scandinavian University Press},
  series       = {Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Supplement},
  title        = {Cerebellar infarctions and 'vestibular neuritis'},
  volume       = {503},
  year         = {1993},
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