Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is suspected when the patient complains of brief episodes of vertigo induced by changes in the head position. The direction of the positional nystagmus during the positional maneuvers is essential to affirm the canal involved. There is a consensus for the diagnosis of a PC-BPPV and HC-BPPV (geotropic and ...
Walking on memorized routes in non-visual condition is impaired by a peripheral vestibular damage, even if patients are well compensated. This impairment could be due to a defect of the visuospatial short-term memory, as supported by Corsi block tests, but a residual sensorimotor impairment and/or an interference of psychological distress could not...
Our study showed that dizziness or unsteadiness in the elderly must be explored by a complete vestibular examination and treated to improve the well-being of these patients.
When the continuity of the bone is interrupted, in particular at the level of the mandible, and if the general condition of the patient permits, repair is preferable. In this situation, the procedure of choice is micro-anastomosis of the fibula.
[Systematic hearing screening for newborns in the Champagne-Ardennes region: 32,500 births in 2 years of experience].
Our experience tends to demonstrate that UNHS is possible and the program allows an early diagnosis of bilateral congenital hearing loss.
A few patients may recover their inner ear function more than 6 months after the deficit. The recovery of function after SD or VN does not always follow the generally accepted pattern, as it can be late and sudden. These observations raise new questions to the hypothetical etiologies of SD and VN.
The low probability of spontaneous recovery and the drawbacks of tracheotomy encourage us to perform vocal cords adduction procedures as soon as possible.
Otitis media with effusion remains a frequent disorder, for which the only effective treatment is the tympanostomy tube.