When is isolated vertigo a harbinger of stroke?

  title={When is isolated vertigo a harbinger of stroke?},
  author={T. Hemanth Rao and Richard Benjamin Libman},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  volume={74 1},
Isolated vertigo is usually a distressing though benign clinical entity. Recently, however, it has been recognized that in a subset of patients isolated vertigo may be a harbinger of vertebrobasilar stroke. Recognition of this "at risk" subgroup may be difficult. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) are usually normal in patients with vertigo from labyrinthine disease. We describe a patient with isolated vertigo, in whom BAEPs were abnormal, and who subsequently developed an anterior… CONTINUE READING