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Vestibular Neuritis (Neurolabyrinthitis) and Other Peripheral Vestibulopathies: Detection of Inferior Vestibular Nerve Damage

Abstract

Vestibular neuritis (vestibular neuronitis, vestibular neurolabyrinthitis, VN) is characterized by prolonged severe vertigo with an acute onset. VN is not accompanied by cochlear symptoms or any other neurological symptoms [1, 2]. This entity was described by Ruttin in 1909 [3] and by Nylen in 1924 [4]. It was called vestibular neuronitis, and its symptomatology was summarized by Dix and Hallpike [5]; but there is little evidence that the ganglion cells are primarily inflamed.

Keywords

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Vestibular Nerve Vestibular Neuritis Vestibular Evoke Myogenic Potential Auditory Neuropathy 
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