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Journal of the Korean Balance Society 2002;1(1): 103-107.
양측성 전정기능장애의 임상적 고찰
이정구, 전상준, 구태우, 정용원, 이진구, 정신근
단국대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Clinical Analysis of Bilateral Vestibulopathy
Chung Ku Rhee, M.D., Sang Jun Jeon, M.D., Tae Woo Koo, M.D., Yong Won Chung, M.D.
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Dankook University
From retrospective review of medical charts of patients diagnosed as bilateral vestibulopathy during the past seven years, this study investigated incidence, etiologies, symptoms, vestibular function test findings; electronystagmography (ENG) studies, rotatory chair testing, and posturography, and post-vestibular rehabilitation (VRT) follow-up results. we have an incidence of 1.2% of all the 3423 patients who have undergone vestibular function test. Ototoxicity was the first known etiology and we had a lot of patients of idiopathic bilateral vestibulopathy. Most patients in our study had experiences of sudden onset vertigo rather than slowly progressive symptoms. The most frequently complained symptoms were dysequilibrium and oscillopsia. Post-VRT courses were better in patients whose initial gain of vestibulo-ocular reflex(VOR) was high or ascending type.
Keywords: bilateral vestibulopathy; vestibualr rehabilitation
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