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Traumatic Forms of Vertigo

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Abstract

After head and neck pain, vertigo/dizziness is the most frequent complication of a head trauma or a whiplash injury. If a petrous bone fracture is not seen radiologically, and since it is not possible to clinically confirm a brainstem concussion, the first questions to ask are the following: Is this dizziness organic or psychogenic? What is the underlying mechanism of the dizziness (peripheral, central vestibular or cervical)?

Keywords

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Whiplash Injury Oval Window Cervicogenic Headache Petrous Bone 
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