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Research in Vestibular Science 2011;10(2): 77-81.
전정신경염으로 오인된 중추성 현훈 2예
, , , 강흥수1, 안성기1,2, 허동구1,2, 안성용3
경상대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실1, 건강과학연구원2, 창원 파티마병원 이비인후과3
Two Cases of Central Origin Vertigo Mimicking Acute Vestibular Neuritis
Hung Soo Kang, Seong Ki Ahn, Dong Gu Hur, Seong Yong Ahn
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. skahn@gnu.ac.kr
2Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, ChangWon Fatima Hospital, Changwon, Korea.
Vestibular neuritis (VN) is characterized by the acute onset of vertigo, nausea and vomiting, in the absence of hearing loss or tinnitus. Cerebellar and brain stem infarction represents approximately 2.3% of acute strokes overall. Those can result from occlusion of the superior cerebellar artery, anterior inferior cerebellar artery, or the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Central vertigo such as cerebellar or brain stem infarction may present with nonspecific symptoms similar to those of VN. Patients with isolated vertigo due to cerebral infarction may pose a significant diagnostic challenge to the neurotologists. It is know n for being frequently misdiagnosed, often with consequent disability. We report 2 cases of cerebral infarction mimicking VN initially with a review of the related literatures.
Keywords: Vestibular neuritis; Brain infarction
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