Diagnosing vestibular hypofunction: an update

D. Starkov*, M. Strupp, M. Pleshkov, H. Kingma, R. van de Berg

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Abstract

Unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction presents most commonly with symptoms of dizziness or postural imbalance and affects a large population. However, it is often missed because no quantitative testing of vestibular function is performed, or misdiagnosed due to a lack of standardization of vestibular testing. Therefore, this article reviews the current status of the most frequently used vestibular tests for canal and otolith function. This information can also be used to reach a consensus about the systematic diagnosis of vestibular hypofunction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-385
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume268
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • bilateral vestibulopathy
  • caloric testing
  • compensatory eye-movements
  • dynamic visual acuity
  • dynamic visual-acuity
  • evoked myogenic potentials
  • frequency
  • harmonic acceleration
  • head impulse test
  • menieres-disease
  • normative data
  • perceptual threshold
  • thresholds
  • unilateral vestibulopathy
  • vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
  • vestibuloocular reflex
  • video-head impulse test
  • video-oculography
  • Unilateral vestibulopathy
  • EVOKED MYOGENIC POTENTIALS
  • HARMONIC ACCELERATION
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
  • Dynamic visual acuity
  • Video-head impulse test
  • Perceptual threshold
  • Caloric testing
  • FREQUENCY
  • Video-oculography
  • HEAD IMPULSE TEST
  • Bilateral vestibulopathy
  • THRESHOLDS
  • MENIERES-DISEASE
  • COMPENSATORY EYE-MOVEMENTS
  • VESTIBULOOCULAR REFLEX
  • NORMATIVE DATA
  • DYNAMIC VISUAL-ACUITY

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