Cerebral plasticity in acute vestibular deficit

  title={Cerebral plasticity in acute vestibular deficit},
  author={Marco Alessandrini and Bianca Napolitano and Ernesto Bruno and Letizia Belcastro and Fabrizio Ottaviani and Orazio Schillaci},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of acute vestibular deficit on the cerebral cortex and its correlation with clinical signs and symptoms. Eight right-handed patients affected by vestibular neuritis, a purely peripheral vestibular lesion, underwent two brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in 1 month. The first SPECT analysis revealed reduced blood flow in the temporal frontal area of the right hemisphere in seven of eight patients, independent of the right/left… CONTINUE READING