Optokinetic Nistagmus and Visuo-vestibular Interaction in Whiplash Injuries

  • A. Salami
  • M. C. Medicina
  • M. Dellepiane
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The studies regarding cervical whiplash injury [12, 26, 28] showed that, in man, alterations can occur either in bands, muscles and neck vessels or — in very serious cases — in the CNS, cervical spine, brain stem, cerebellum, motor ocular system, as a consequence of the trauma [9, 15, 20, 36, 32], even without any bone lesions, which are seldom proved anyhow [22, 28]. These observations were confirmed by researches who showed the existence of various types of cerebral lesions (contusion, subdural hematoma and subarachnoidal or brain stem hemorrages) after cervical whiplash stress [30, 31].


Whiplash Injury Optokinetic Nystagmus Optokinetic Stimulation Vestibular Nystagmus Pathological Subject 
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  • A. Salami
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  • M. C. Medicina
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  • M. Dellepiane
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  1. 1.Cattedra ORLOspedale Regionale S. MartinoGenovaItaly

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