Isolated acute vertigo in the elderly; vestibular or vascular disease?

  title={Isolated acute vertigo in the elderly; vestibular or vascular disease?},
  author={Bo Norrving and Mark Magnusson and Stig Holt{\aa}s},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={91 1},
INTRODUCTION Elderly patients with isolated acute vertigo are commonly encountered in clinical practice, but little is known about the underlying cause of the symptoms. MATERIAL & METHODS We prospectively studied 24 patients aged 50-75 years with the acute onset of isolated vertigo lasting > 48 h and no abnormality on neurological examination other than nystagmus. The study protocol included neuro-imaging (MRI 22 patients, CT 2 patients), Doppler sonography, and electro-oculography. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING


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