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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


ALFONSO MUNOZ, Eulalia; ALVAREZ ROIZ, Argelia  and  SOTOLONGO ARRO, Olga. Usefulness of electronistagmography in the topographic diagnosis of vestibular diseases. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.2. ISSN 0138-6557.

50 patients that presented vestibular disease during 2 years were studied aimed at determining how electronistagmography contributes to the topographic diagnosis in patients with these affections. It has been proved that the adequate application of clinical practice and interview cannot be replaced by any diagnostic test and, in fact, it is known that in the study of the patient suffering from vertigo, the above mentioned is the most important. However, approximately 30 % of these patients have an uncertain diagnosis, where the complementary tests play a fundamental role. Of the studied cases, 78.0 % were females and it was observed a predominance of ages 50-59 (52.0 %). The most common causes were the vascular (32.0 %), followed by the sequelae of viral diseases (20.0 %). It was concluded that electronistagmography is a test with an essential objective character for the topographic diagnosis of the vestibular diseases.

Keywords : Vestibular disease; electronistagmography; topographic diagnosis.

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