Clinical survey of the vertiginous outpatients

Izumi Yahata, Hiromitsu Miyazaki, Kazuha Oda, Yoshitaka Takanashi, Tetsuaki Kawase, Toshimitsu Kobayashi

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We investigated 254 vertiginous outpatients who visited our neuro-otological clinic from 2009 to 2011 regarding their diagnosis, age-distribution, sex-ratio, character of disequilibrium, the reason for visiting us, and the results of their equilibrium function examination. The ratio of males to females was 1: 2. The age-distribution showed a peak in the fifth to sixth decade for both sexes. Most patients were suffering from Meniere's disease (26.0%) and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) (22.8%). Fifteen patients (5.9%) were diagnosed as having psychogenic vertigo. The equilibrium function examination showed that canal paresis was a significant factor in Meniere's disease. Our results suggest that it is important for otolaryngologist to be equipped with knowledge about the psychiatric comorbidity in patients with vertigo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalEquilibrium Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr


  • Clinical survey
  • Dizziness
  • Neuro-otological clinic
  • Vertigo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Clinical Neurology


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