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Videonystagmography AND multiple sclerosis

Badr E Mostafa, Ayman O El Kahky, Hisham M Abdel Kader, Michael Rizk
Introduction Vertigo can be due to a variety of central and peripheral causes. The relative incidence of central causes is underestimated. This may have an important impact of the patients' management and prognosis. Objective The objective of this work is to determine the incidence of central vestibular disorders in patients presenting to a vestibular unit in a tertiary referral academic center. It also aims at determining the best strategy to increase the diagnostic yield of the patients' visit. Methods This is a prospective observational study on 100 consecutive patients with symptoms suggestive of vestibular dysfunction...
July 2014: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Dagmara Kenig, Ireneusz Kantor, Dariusz Jurkiewicz
Multiple sclerosis (SM) is the most frequent inflammatory-demyelinating disease of central nervous system. The character of SM disease provokes that its most frequent symptoms are vertigo, equilibrium disorders and ataxia. Objective method of vertigo estimation is evaluation of the nystagmus via videonystagmography registration (VNG). This examination allows to simultaneously assess the vertical and horizontal component of the nystagmus. It is considered that mainly the vertical nystagmus is characteristic to equilibrium system impairments of the central nervous system, caused also by SM...
September 2005: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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