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The Laryngoscope

A tiny infarct on the dorsolateral pons mimicking vestibular neuritis

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  • Tzu-Pu Chang MD,

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    1. Department of Neurology/Neuro-Medical Scientific Center, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taichung Branch, Tainan, Taiwan
    • Department of Neurology/ Neuro-Medical Scientific Center, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taichung Branch, No.66, Sec.1, Fongsing Rd., Tanzih Township, Taichung County 427, Taiwan
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  • Yi-Chang Wu MD

    1. Antien Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, Tainan, Taiwan
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  • The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Abstract

We report a case of a tiny infarct on the left dorsolateral pons in a 50-year-old man who presented with prolonged and isolated vertigo. The clinical features mimic vestibular neuritis and can easily lead to misdiagnosis. Selective involvement of the left superior vestibular nucleus might explain the resemblance to acute peripheral vestibulopathy. Laryngoscope, 2010

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