The International Tinnitus Journal


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The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


Persistent Continuous Dizziness: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Author(s): Eiji Sakata, Kyoko Ohtsu, and Hideaki Sakata

Persistent blurred vision and oscillopsia have a negative impact on quality of life, and the burden of these symptoms is more severe than that of rotationally vertiginous attack. We doctors should take patients' pain as our own and treat them accordingly. However, because these cases are rather rare in daily clinical experience, in reality we tend to treat these patients as neurosis cases and send the patients home without providing adequate care. We conducted a retrospective study involving] 82 recently treated clinical cases and found that "jumbling of objects," which is thought to be caused by bilateral peripheral vestibular lesions, was more often observed in patients with central vestibular lesions. We named this the pseudo-Dandy phenomenon. In this study, we discuss the pathophysiology and treatment of this pseudo-Dandy phenomenon.