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Title
Exploration radiologique d'un vertige aigu
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Abstract
Vertigo and dysequilibrium are a frequent cause of medical consultation. Clinical evaluation is essential. Some cases of vertigo are diagnosed clinically while others require imaging, sometimes emergently (suspected stroke). MRI is the imaging modality of choice to assess the labyrinth (labyrinthitis? labyrinthine hemorrhage?), internal auditory canal (vestibular schwannoma? other tumor?) and brain parenchyma including all structures of the auditory pathways: vestibular nuclei, vestibulocerebellar tract, tracts involved with ocular motricity, vestibular cortex Multiple central etiologies exist: stroke, multiple sclerosis, tumor However, some etiologies are best depicted with CT, especially lesions of the labyrinth: cholesteatoma, trauma, suspected dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal, suspected labyrinthine fistula Finally, imaging may be negative (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Menieres disease, vestibular neuritis, migraine), merely reducing the differential diagnosis.
Language
French
Source (journal)
Journal de radiologie. - Paris, 1979 - 2011
Publication
Paris : 2011
ISSN
0221-0363
Volume/pages
92:11(2011), p. 972-986
ISI
000297828500004
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 30.08.2017
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