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Research in Vestibular Science > Volume 8(1); 2009 > Article
Research in Vestibular Science 2009;8(1): 45-48.
온도안진검사상 정상 소견을 보이는 선택적 하전정신경염 1예
, , , 강은구1, 황규린1, 이종대1, 성기범2
순천향대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실1, 신경과학교실2
A Case of Selective Inferior Vestibular Neuritis Showing Normal Caloric Test
Eun Goo Kang, Kyu Rin Hwang, Jong Dae Lee, Ki Bum Sung
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Korea. ljdent@schbc.ac.kr
2Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Vestibular neuritis is commonly diagnosed by demonstrating of peripheral vestibular failure as a unilateral loss of the caloric response. It is a sudden, spontaneous, unilateral loss of vestibular function without simultaneous hearing loss or brainstem signs. In most patients with vestibular neuritis, the process is thought to involve the superior vestibular nerve. Very rarely, vestibular neuritis involves only the inferior vestibular nerve. We experienced a 56-year-old male with inferior vestibular neuritis. The patient had vertigo and spontaneous nystagmus, but a normal caloric test. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal, while vestibular evoked myogenic potentials had absent amplitudes on the lesion side. The patient was thought to suffer from pure inferior nerve vestibular neuritis. Key Words: Vestibular neuronitis; Vestibular function tests
Keywords: Vestibular neuronitis; Vestibular function tests
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