[Diagnosis of otolith disorders in routine otolaryngology]

J H Wagner, D Basta, A Ernst
HNO 2013, 61 (9): 738-42
Nowadays, specific and reproducible side-separated neurotologic testing of all vestibular receptors is possible. Assessment of saccular function by measuring cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP) is well established. Reliable screening tests exist for the isolated assessment of utricular function. These tests can be performed even in less well-equipped surroundings to generate information regarding a possible partial dysfunction of the otolith organs. Apart from assessing the functionality of the semicircular canals by caloric irrigation and the head impulse test, screening for otolith disorders should be part of a comprehensive modern vestibular examination. Neurofeedbacktraining is an effective therapy in the treatment of otholith disorders.

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