Presented as part of a Symposium at the Meeting of the Middle Section, American Laryn-Eological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc., Omaha, Nebr., January 21, 1972.
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Copyright © 1972 The Triological Society
Volume 82, Issue 7, pages 1214–1216, July 1972
How to Cite
Stroud, M. H. and Keltner, J. (1972), Symposium on ear diseases. II. Vestibular evaluation and the brain stem. The Laryngoscope, 82: 1214–1216. doi: 10.1288/00005537-197207000-00010
From the Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo.
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2009
- NIS. Grant Numbers: NS 06563, EY 00016
Vertigo can be caused by many lesions at many locations both in the peripheral organ and in the central nervous system. The lesions occurring in the central nervous system should be diagnosed and treated by a neurologist, but the otolaryngologist can be of great assistance through the study of the VIIIth cranial nerve function and its connections with the oculomotor system. As examples, four different brain stem syndromes are mentioned. (These were illustrated by movies at the meeting.)