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Recurrent audiovestibular disturbance initially mimicking Ménière's disease in a patient with anterior inferior cerebellar infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18941941     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) stroke is characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, and deafness in addition to facial weakness, hemiataxia, and hypalgesia. Sometimes, it can present as sudden deafness with vertigo, without brainstem or cerebellar signs. We report a 55-year-old woman with hypertension and diabetes, showing recurrent audiovestibular disturbance before a typical pattern of AICA infarction, which was initially diagnosed as Ménière's disease. In elderly patients with recurrent hearing loss and vertigo lasting several minutes, lack classic brainstem or cerebellar signs, if they have vascular risk factors, physicians may also consider the potential symptom of AICA infarction.
Jong-Ho Park; Hyeyun Kim; Hyun-Jeong Han
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1590-1874     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-22     Completed Date:  2009-04-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, 697-24 Hwajeong-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, Kyunggi-do, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry / methods
Brain Infarction / complications*,  pathology*
Cerebellum / pathology*
Cerebral Angiography / methods
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Meniere Disease / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Vestibular Diseases / etiology*

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