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Vibration-induced reversal of spontaneous nystagmus in lateral medullary infarction.
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PMID:  23547268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 68-year-old man developed vertigo with a lateral medullary syndrome (figure). Right-beating nystagmus, seen under Frenzel lenses, reversed when a vibrator (60 Hz) was applied on either sternocleidomastoid muscle or either mastoid. When the vibrator was turned off, the nystagmus returned to right-beating (video on the Neurology® Web site at
Tzu-Pu Chang; Yi-Chang Wu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1353     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Department of Neurology (T.-P.C.), Neuro-Medical Scientific Center, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taichung Branch; and Antien ENT Clinic (Y.-C.W.), Tainan, Taiwan.
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