acute vestibular syndrome

acute vestibular syndrome

affected patients present with sudden onset of intense and disabling vertigo. The vertigo is paroxysmal, aggravated by head movement, and associated with nausea and vomiting. The patient exhibits horizontal or torsional nystagmus or mixed horizontotorsional nystagmus.
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BALTIMORE -- A test battery of three oculomotor signs for patients with acute vestibular syndrome can detect stroke with greater sensitivity than does MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging in the first 24-48 hours after symptom onset, according to a prospective, cross-sectional study.
If the results are confirmed in a larger, multicenter study, they will help determine which patients with acute vestibular syndrome (AVS) should undergo MRI scanning, Dr.
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