How does a stroke cause vertigo?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Stroke is the third most common cause of death or disability in adults. The vertebrobasilar circulation supplies the brainstem, the cerebellum, and the inner-ear auditory and vestibular structures. Infarction of the cerebellar midline can cause acute vertigo without auditory or other neurologic features (eg, isolated vertigo).


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