Visual vertigo: an observational case series of eleven patients.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F87DD2508C0F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Visual vertigo: an observational case series of eleven patients.
Périodique
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Auteur(s)
de Haller R., Maire R., Borruat F.X.
ISSN
0023-2165
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
221
Numéro
5
Pages
383-5
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common symptom which is frequently due to either peripheral or central vestibular dysfunction. However, some patients may lack typical signs suggesting a vestibular or cerebellar lesion and they mostly complain of vertigo or posture imbalance induced by visual stimulation. The symptoms immediately improve either on cessation of the visual input or upon closure of the eyes. Such a presentation is typical of visual vertigo. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1993 to 2003, 242 patients were examined for either "vertigo" or "dizziness". The diagnosis of visual vertigo was based on both history and clinical examination and was present in 11 patients. RESULTS: Visual vertigo was diagnosed in 11/242 patients (4.5 %). Age range was 31 - 77 years (mean 47 years) with a sex ratio of 8 females for 3 males. Neuro-ophthalmological examination was normal in all cases. CONCLUSIONS: Visual vertigo is not a rare condition but the disease is underdiagnosed. The symptoms result from a mismatch between vestibular, proprioceptive and visual inputs. Neuro-ophthalmological, neurological and neuro-otological examination are often normal or not relevant and the diagnosis is largely based on history. It is important to recognize this entity because the symptoms might improve if the patients are treated with psycho-motor rehabilitation.
Mots-clé
Adult, Aged, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Kinesthesis, Male, Middle Aged, Motion Perception, Photic Stimulation, Proprioception, Retrospective Studies, Treatment Outcome, Vestibular Neuronitis
Pubmed
Web of science
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28/01/2008 12:37
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