To find more about the symptoms, causes, treatment, and best practices of Vestibular Paroxysmia, see below.
It is a clinical syndrome caused by compression of the vestibular nerve. The main clinical feature is brief recurrent spells of vertigo.
Nerve compression or damage due to by:
Microvascular compression is one of the most common reasons for vestibular paroxysmia.
The following tests are advised for evaluating the condition and its severity:
Neurovascular compression of the cochleovestibular nerve causes Vestibular Paroxysmia. Treatment with carbamazepine or oxcarbazepine is usually effective. Response to these medicines also serves as a diagnostic tool. Vestibular suppressants are not effective in this condition.
If medical treatment does not have the desired outcome, surgery may be done. Microvascular decompression of a vascular loop compressing the vestibular nerve may be done endoscopically with minimal morbidity in expert hands.
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