Accession Number : AD0660559

Title :   DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO IN AVIATORS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jan 60-1 Jan 66,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,William L. ; Wing,Morgan E. ; Collins,Frederick G.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The medical records of 84 patients referred to the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine because of vertigo or diseases which are capable of producing vertigo are reviewed, and the findings and aeromedical disposition are analyzed. Approximately one-third of the patients evaluated in this series fell into the category of vestibular neuronitis. The remaining categories in order of decreasing frequency were Meniere's disease, idiopathic paroxysmal vertigo, labyrinthine or central nervous system ischemia, trauma, barovertigo, and vertigo suspected to be due to neoplasm. Ten of the patients in this study were thought to have 'lightheadedness' of nonvestibular origin. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION MEDICINE, *VERTIGO), VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, DISEASES, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, AUDIOMETRY, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, AVIATION PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE