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Dandy's syndrome

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Bilaterally absent vestibular function, occurring in two basic forms.

Description

A syndrome of bilaterally absent vestibular function, occurring in two basic forms: a compensated type, without oscillopsia, and a decompensated type, with oscillopsia. The two principal symptoms include visual jumbling of object, occurring when the patient is in motion and disappearing when he is at rest, and dysequilibrium, occurring when walking in the dark.

Bibliography

  • W. E. Dandy:
    The surgical treatment of Ménière's disease.
    Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chicago, 1941, 72: 421-425.

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