Cervical Vertigo(Vertigo)

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本間, 隆夫 ; Homma, Takao (1992)
  • Publisher: 新潟医学会
  • Journal: 新潟医学会雑誌, volume 106, issue 1, pages 5-11 (issn: 0029-0440)
  • Subject: 頸性めまい | 椎骨脳底動脈循環不全 | Cervical vertigo | Vertebro-basilar insufficiency | 頸部脊椎症 | Cervical spondylosis
    mesheuropmc: otorhinolaryngologic diseases

Cervical vertigo was reviewed as to its mechanism, diagnosis and treatment, and nine cases which had operation done were briefly presented. Cervical vertigo has been seen occasionaly in the cases of cervical spondylosis, frequently in the cases of traumatic cervical syndrome. The mechanism is attributed to either vertebrobasilar insufficiency caused by compression on vertebral artery or irritation of poterior cervical sympathetic system. The diagnosis consists of reccurent vertigo attack with the neck in the same position, neuro-otological abnormality and mechanical stenosis of vertebral artery by angiography. Although release of compressed vertebral artery has been indicated, brace immobilization of the neck is worth trying in spondylotic cases, and also spontaneous disappearence of vertigo would be expected in most of the traumatic cases.
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