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Miscellaneous central vestibular disorders

  • Thomas Brandt


The typical central vestibular syndromes have been described in Chapters 10–14. They are related to the central vestibular structure affected, but do not have a specific aetiology. Since a vascular aetiology seems most important clinically, stroke and vertigo (Chap. 19) and migraine and vertigo (Chap. 20) have been described separately. Other central vestibular conditions that are also described in separate chapters are central positional vertigo (Chap. 18), familial episodic ataxia (Chap. 25), drugs and vertigo (Chap. 28), and vestibular dysfunction in childhood (Chap. 26) or in old age (Chap. 27). This chapter deals with certain aspects that have not been sufficiently covered elsewhere. These include central brainstem lesions mimicking peripheral vestibular disorders, forms of paroxysmal central vertigo, falls without vertigo, vestibular syndromes associated with multiple sclerosis or brain tumours, and the question of metabolic disorders and vestibular dysfunction.


Vestibular Nucleus Vestibular Dysfunction Vestibular Neuritis Episodic Ataxia Superficial Siderosis 
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  • Thomas Brandt
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  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik, Klinikum GroßhadernLudwig-Maximillians-UniversitätMunichGermany

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