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Miscellaneous vestibular nerve and labyrinthine disorders

  • Thomas Brandt


Unilateral or bilateral vestibular dysfunctions can be produced by conditions other than the common disorders discussed in the previous chapters. These can be conveniently classified under the following headings: congenital (see also Chap. 26, Hereditary disorders), infectious, autoimmune, vascular (see Chap. 7, Vestibular paroxysmia and Section E, Vascular vertigo), and toxic causes (see also Chap. 24, Iatrogenic vestibular disorders and Chap. 28, Drugs and vertigo), as well as tumours (see also Chap. 15), and trauma (see also Chaps. 22 and 23). This chapter gives examples of various conditions that manifest with vertigo and disequilibrium and are due to the involvement of the peripheral vestibular system. Imaging of the inner ear is important for the differential diagnosis of these conditions.


Herpes Zoster Semicircular Canal Internal Auditory Canal Vestibular Nerve Vestibular Neuritis 
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  • Thomas Brandt
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  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik, Klinikum GroßhadernLudwig-Maximillians-UniversitätMunichGermany

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