Clinical correlation between perverted nystagmus and brain MRI abnormal findings

Won Gue Han, Hee Chul Yoon, Tae Min Kim, Yoon Chan Rah, June Choi

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Background and Objectives: To analyze the clinical correlation between perverted nystagmus and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormal findings and to evaluate whether perverted nystagmus is clinically significant results of brain abnormal lesions or not. Subjects and Methods: We performed medical charts review from January 2008 to July 2014, retrospectively. Patients who were suspected central originated vertigo at Frenzel goggles test were included among patients who visited our hospital. To investigate the correlation with nystagmus suspected central originated vertigo and brain MRI abnormal findings, we confirmed whether performing brain MRI or not. Then we exclude that patients not performed brain MRI. Results: The number of patients with perverted nystagmus was 15, upbeating was 1 and down-beating was 14. Among these patients, 5 patients have brain MRI abnormal findings. However, 2 patients with MRI abnormal findings were not associated correctly with perverted nystagmus and only 3 patients with perverted nystagmus were considered central originated vertigo and further evaluation and treatment was performed by the department of neurology. Conclusions: Perverted nystagmus was considered to the abnormalities at brain lesions, especially cerebellum, but neurologic symptoms and further evaluation were needed for exact diagnosis of central originated vertigo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Audiology and Otology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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© 2016 The Korean Audiological Society.


  • Dizziness
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pathologic nystagmus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing


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