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176 Horizontal Canal - BPPV: BBQ Roll to treat the right sideTo treat right horizontal canal (HC)-BPPV (each position maintained for at least 30 seconds or until nystagmus and/or vertigo cease): • First the patient is placed in the long-sitting position • Then in a supine position with the head elevated 30 degrees • Then the patient's head (or whole bod...Image/MovingImage
177 Anterior Canal - BPPV: Deep head hangingRegardless or whether it is thought that the patient has right or left anterior canal (AC) involvement, the deep head hanging maneuver is performed in the same way. • First the patient is placed in the long-sitting position • Then the patient is moved into a supine position with the head in at l...Image/MovingImage
178 Head-Shaking NystagmusHead-shaking nystagmus: With a peripheral lesion, similar to vibration, transiently accentuates vestibular asymmetry when baseline VOR function is asymmetric, central patterns are well described and have localizing value (e.g., causing vertical nystagmus after horizontal head-shaking, horizontal nys...Image/MovingImage
179 Upbeat and downbeat nystagmus due to anti-VGCC antibodiesSeen here are two patients who presented with imbalance and vertical oscillopsia, the first with upbeat nystagmus, and the second with downbeat nystagmus. Both patients were found to have voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies in serum without evidence of systemic malignancy. The UBN patient had m...Image/MovingImage
180 Pressure testing for superior canal dehiscence syndromeSuperior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) is caused by a third mobile window in the inner ear. This allows for transmission of sound or pressure to the superior canal. Tragal compression and/or glottic and pinched nose Valsalva may provoke vertigo and vertical-torsional nystagmus in t...
181 Demonstration of HINTS examination in a normal subjectIn the acute vestibular syndrome - consisting of acute prolonged vertigo, spontaneous nystagmus, imbalance, nausea/vomiting, head motion intolerance which is typically due to vestibular neuritis or posterior fossa stroke - a 3 step test of ocular motor and vestibular function known as HINTS, has hig...Image/MovingImage
182 Posterior Canal - BPPV: Epley and Semont maneuversEpley/canalith repositioning maneuver (CRP) To treat right posterior canal (PC)-BPPV (each position maintained for at least 30 seconds or until nystagmus and/or vertigo cease): • First the patient is placed in the long-sitting position • The head is rotated 45 degrees to the right • Then the p...Image/MovingImage
183 Posterior canal BPPV treated with Semont maneuverThis is a patient with left posterior canal (PC) benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and upbeat-torsional (towards the left ear) nystagmus was provoked by left Dix-Hallpike maneuver and left side-lying maneuver. This video demonstrates treatment of her left PC BPPV with the Semont maneuver....
184 Posterior canal BPPV pre- and post-Epley maneuverThis is a patient with typical right posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which was provoked by the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. When the patient was moved into the right Dix-Hallpike maneuver, after a brief latency, upbeat-torsional (towards the lowermost or affected [right] ear) ...
185 Semicircular pathwaysOnce the semicircular canal fibers leave the peripheral labyrinth, they synapse in the ipsilateral vestibular nucleus, and then ascend to the ocular motor nuclei. This enables the vestibulo-ocular reflex to respond to head movements in the plane of any canal or combination of canals.
186 Saccadic hypermetria and ipsipulsion (behind closed eyelids and with vertical saccades)This is a 40-year-old woman who experienced oscillopsia and vertical diplopia, due to spontaneous torsional nystagmus and a skew deviation (right hypotropia), respectively. The symptom onset was 7 months prior to these videos. MRI demonstrated ill-defined T2 and FLAIR hyperintensity signal changes i...
187 Alternating hypertropias - bilateral 4th nerve palsies and alternating skew deviationSeen here are two patients with alternating hypertropias. The first is a 70-year-old woman with a diagnosis of cerebellar ataxia, neuropathy, vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS). In the video, both spontaneous downbeat nystagmus (DBN) and gaze-evoked nystagmus (GEN) are apparent, in addition to a...
188 Gaze-evoked and centripetal nystagmus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseaseThis is a 65-year-old woman who experienced a progressive cerebellopathy over several months. Initially, she presented with mild gait imbalance and positional vertigo, and there was only apogeotropic positional nystagmus (more pronounced in supine roll test compared to Dix-Hallpike) with a very slig...
189 Mesodiencephalic stroke causing unilateral riMLF and INC ocular motor syndromesThis is a 65-year-old man who experienced the sudden onset of diplopia (with horizontal and vertical components), dysarthria and imbalance. An MRI performed the following day showed a left mesodiencephalic stroke. The patient was seen in clinic 10 days later (when the video was taken), and by that t...
190 The utriculo-ocular motor pathways - physiologic and pathologic ocular tilt reaction: Physiologic ocular tilt reaction (OTR) (Figure 1)A skew deviation is a non-paralytic vertical ocular misalignment that is due to imbalance in the utriculo-ocular motor pathways. While vestibular jerk nystagmus is a consequence of static semicircular canal pathway imbalance (e.g., left-beating nystagmus due to acute right vestibular hypofunction fr...
191 Paroxysmal Ocular Tilt ReactionThis is a 60-year-old woman who 2 years prior experienced a left sided hypertensive hemorrhagic stroke, resulting in right hemiparesis, dysarthria and vertical diplopia. The initial vertical diplopia resolved completely and about 6 months following the hemorrhage the patient began to experience many...
192 The utriculo-ocular motor pathways - physiologic and pathologic ocular tilt reaction: OTR Diagram Pathologic EOMs Labelled (Figure 3)A skew deviation is a non-paralytic vertical ocular misalignment that is due to imbalance in the utriculo-ocular motor pathways. While vestibular jerk nystagmus is a consequence of static semicircular canal pathway imbalance (e.g., left-beating nystagmus due to acute right vestibular hypofunction fr...
193 The utriculo-ocular motor pathways - physiologic and pathologic ocular tilt reaction: Pathologic OTR (Figure 2)A skew deviation is a non-paralytic vertical ocular misalignment that is due to imbalance in the utriculo-ocular motor pathways. While vestibular jerk nystagmus is a consequence of static semicircular canal pathway imbalance (e.g., left-beating nystagmus due to acute right vestibular hypofunction fr...
194 Vestibular neuritis with a peripheral skew deviationThis is a 55-year-old hypertensive man who developed acute onset continuous vertigo and presented to the Emergency Department (ED) after several hours of symptoms. He was noted to have spontaneous nystagmus and had a normal brain MRI within the first 24 hours. The first portion of the video was rec...
195 Vibration-induced nystagmus in a patient with vestibular neuritisThis is a 60-year-old man who experienced the sudden onset of vertigo, oscillopsia, imbalance, nausea and vomiting. He was seen in the emergency department within hours and had spontaneous right-beating (RBN) and torsional (top poles toward right ear) nystagmus that was unidirectional in all directi...
196 Test Your Knowledge - Ocular tilt reaction and subjective visual verticalLesions of which of the following neuro-anatomic structures could result in the clinical findings shown? A. Right medulla B. Right interstitial nucleus of Cajal C. Right medial longitudinal fasciculus D. Left trochlear nerve E. Right caudal midbrain A. Correct. This patient presents with elements...
197 Test Your Knowledge - Vertical-torsional nystagmusQuestion #1:; Watch the first portion of the video until you are told to stop. Is this vestibular nystagmus more likely to be peripheral or central? ; A.; Peripheral ; B.; Central ; Answer for #1:; A.; Incorrect. While the patient has upbeat-torsional (top poles beating toward the right ear) nystagm...
198 The most common vestibular conditions categorized by timing and triggers, with specific historical features that should be sought for each (adapted from Approach to the Ocular Motor and Vestibular History and Examination)BPPV = benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; SCDS = superior canal dehiscence syndrome; BVL = bilateral vestibular loss; PPPD = persistent postural perceptual dizziness; MDDS = Mal de debarquement syndrome
199 Abnormal Head Impulse Test in Vestibular Neuritis 1 Week After OnsetThis is a 25-year-old woman who experienced the acute vestibular syndrome due to right-sided vestibular neuritis 1 week prior to this video. Left-beating nystagmus (LBN) was only noted in left gaze, but with fixation-removed, there was clear LBN in primary position that increased with head-shaking a...
200 Test Your Knowledge - The acute vestibular syndrome and ptosisWhat is the most likely localization in this patient presenting with vertical diplopia and acute onset prolonged vertigo? ; A.; Right medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF); B.; Left medial longitudinal fasciculus ; C.; Right medulla; D.; Left medulla; E.; Left midbrain; ; A.; Incorrect. A right MLF l...
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