What is vestibular neuronitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Keith A Marill, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Vestibular neuronitis may be described as acute, sustained dysfunction of the peripheral vestibular system with secondary nausea, vomiting, and vertigo. As this condition is not clearly inflammatory in nature, neurologists often refer to it as vestibular neuropathy.

Although vestibular neuronitis and labyrinthitis may be closely related in some cases, vestibular neuronitis is generally distinguished from labyrinthitis by preserved auditory function.


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