Accession Number : AD0287069

Title :   A CLINICAL CLASSIFICATION OF VERTIGO

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : FUREY,JOSEPH A. ; KRAUS,RALPH N.

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A comprehensive survey of the literature on the clinical entities epidemic vertigo, acute toxic labyrinthitis, atypical Meniere's disease, and pseudo-Meniere's syndrome was made. Although these 5 syndromes have more similar than dissimilar characteristics, slight differences are pointed out. A review of 25 consultation patients for single or recurrent episodes of vertigo without significant cochlear involvement is presented. Finally, a clinical classification which offers promise is suggested. This classification system is based on anatomic location, not etiology, and is similar to Lederer's localization of facial nerve lesions by presenting symptoms. It classifies vertigo as that prodced by: (1) peripheral vestibulopathy, a term devised for involvement of the peripheral anatomic portions of the vestibular system; (2) central vestibulopathy, an involvement of the retrolabyrinthine central anatomic areas of the vestibular system; (3) idiopathic vestibulopathy, in which vertigo is produced by either an unknown cause or, in the case of postural vertigo, by involvement of either the central or p ripheral regions. As a catchall term, the use of idiopathic vestibulopathy or idiopathic vertigo is recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *VERTIGO, AVIATION MEDICINE, EAR, EPIDEMIOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE