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Bárány's syndrome

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A syndrome of unilateral headache in back of the head with ipsilateral recurrent deafness, vertigo, tinnitus and abnormal pointing test and reduced irritability in Bárány's test.

Description

A syndrome of unilateral headache in back of the head with ipsilateral recurrent deafness (alternating with periods of unaffected hearing), vertigo, tinnitus and abnormal pointing test - inability to accurately point a finger – and reduced irritability in Bárány's test. Periodic recurrence for days or months. May be corrected by induced nystagmus. Benign condition, but danger of possible cranial trauma due to fall.

Bibliography

  • R. Bárány:
    Vestibulapparat und Zentralnervensystem.
    Medizinische Klinik, München, 1911, 7: 1818-1821.

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