BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 206--208

Acute brain stem vertigo without neurological deficits


Santosh Kumar Swain 
 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India

An infarct at the brain stem or cerebellum is rarely associated with vertigo without any other localizing clinical features. Stroke at the posterior circulation of the brain may cause spontaneous vertigo and imbalance. In some cases, isolated posterior inferior cerebellar artery infraction presents isolated vertigo and nystagmus. The diagnosis of the brain stem vertigo can be done easily when associated with other neurological symptoms along with vertigo, whereas, when the vertigo occurs in isolation, it may be difficult to differentiate it from the other benign disorders affecting the inner ear. A head impulse test may differentiate the acute isolated vertigo with cerebellar stroke from more benign disorders associated with labyrinth. Appropriate evaluation of the patient is better than imaging for diagnosis of the brain stem vertigo. Here, we are presenting a case of isolated acute onset of the vertigo due to brain stem infarct which mimics to the peripheral vestibular pathology.


How to cite this article:
Swain SK. Acute brain stem vertigo without neurological deficits.BLDE Univ J Health Sci 2021;6:206-208


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Swain SK. Acute brain stem vertigo without neurological deficits. BLDE Univ J Health Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 19 ];6:206-208
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