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The aim of this paper is to analyse, after clinical experience with a series of patients with established diagnoses and review of the literature, all relevant anamnestic features in order to build a simple diagnostic algorithm for vertigo in childhood. This study is a retrospective chart review. A series of 37 children underwent complete clinical and(More)
A strong paroxysmal positional horizontal nystagmus accompanied by symptoms similar to those of paroxysmal positional vertigo (PPV) can be observed in a small fraction of patients who have positional vertigo. This nystagmus may be a lateral canal variant of PPV. We evaluated nine patients who had episodes of prolonged, intense positional vertigo provoked by(More)
Many types of approaches allow extra-capsular dissection in the deep parotid parenchyma in the treatment of benign tumours. A transcervical approach (TCA), transparotid approach (TPA) and a combined transcervical-transparotid approach (TPTCA) are the three main procedures performed to expose the deep parenchyma. We conducted a retrospective chart review(More)
The idiopathic cerebellar ataxias (IDCA) comprise a wide spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases with heterogeneous neuropathology, characterized by the negativity of search for any known genetic mutation. On the basis of both their clinical presentation and their magnetic resonance imaging pattern, patients with IDCA can be subdivided into patients with a(More)
The head shaking test (HST) is an important test in neuro-otological diagnosis. In our study of 277 patients complaining of dizziness we verified this importance. The results thus obtained were compared with the results recorded in 73 normal subjects. Head shaking nystagmus was observed in 73 patients. Of these 73 cases, 42 involved central diseases and 31(More)
Vestibular Paresis (PL) and Directional Preponderance (PD) are the measurements found on caloric testing described by Fitzgerald and Hallpike (1942); frequency nystagmogram is the typical result of the torsion swing test of the French school. The differences between the two methods stimulated us to make a comparison of the results. Seventy-eight patients(More)
The objective of this study is to analyse the complications of orbital decompression in Graves' orbitopathy. The clinical records of 946 patients who had been operated on with orbital decompression for Graves' orbitopathy were reviewed and the intra- and post-operative complications with minimum follow-up of six months were analysed. An extensive review of(More)
A thorough study of vestibular function cannot be limited to the evaluation of VOR alone; it must also include the study of VSR which serves to control erect stance under both static and dynamic conditions. In unilateral peripheral vestibular lesions (UVL) computerized stabilometry makes it possible to perform a more accurate evaluation of the VSR complex(More)
This study on equilibrium disturbances employed the Head Shaking Test (HST), with manoeuvres similar to those used in studying the Vestibule Oculomotor Reflex (VOR) as well as the Vestibule Spinal Reflex (VSR), following a posturographic technique. Two hundred and forty-eight patients suffering of equilibrium disturbance of peripheral (168 cases) and(More)
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