Dia­gnostic in Patient with Acute Vertigo


Authors: J. Jeřábek
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologická klinika 2. LF UK a FN v Motole
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2015; 78/111(5): 503-509
Category: Minimonography
doi: 10.14735/amcsnn2015503

Overview

The following text summarizes management of patients with sudden vertigo. The main aim of the initial examination is to decide whether we are facing a patient with life-threatening disease, e.g. stroke, or a benign disease such as vestibular neuritis. This decision is usually made under a time pressure and knowing that neuroradiology examination may not provide sufficient information. Clinical examination of the vestibular and oculomotor function is sufficient to make the initial decision. Vestibular examination requires basic knowledge of the vestibular system function and reflex circuits involved in the organization and control of the multisensoric balance system.

Key words:
diziness – vertigo – instability – unsteadiness – head impulse test – vestibular system – stroke

The author declare he has no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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