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The pitfalls of limiting ENG testing to patients with vertigo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4046706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A high incidence of patients who do not experience vertigo with unilateral vestibular disease has been observed. Recognizing that many clinicians perform electronystagmographic vestibular testing on only patients who describe vertigo, a retrospective study of 229 patients was designed to study the potential pitfalls of this practice. The results confirm a preliminary study and show that 66% of the patients described no vertigo. Included were 13 intracranial lesions of which only one had the classic symptom. Differences in cortical perception and adaptation are postulated as factors responsible for these and other observations relative to caloric stimulation, torsion swing testing, and the presence of spontaneous nystagmus.
R J Keim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-01     Completed Date:  1985-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1208-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
Dizziness / diagnosis
Medical History Taking
Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
Meningioma / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Neuroma, Acoustic / diagnosis
Retrospective Studies
Vertigo / diagnosis*

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