[Isolated functional loss of the lateral semicircular canal in vestibular neuritis]

HNO. 2013 Jan;61(1):46-51. doi: 10.1007/s00106-012-2485-2.
[Article in German]


Today, modern tools in vestibular testing are feasible to provide information about functional status of all five peripheral vestibular receptors. Isolated or combined loss of crista and macula receptor function can be determined in the diagnostic process. We describe a seldom case of isolated functional loss of lateral semicircular canal receptor function in a 55-year-old patient. Whereas there was no ispilateral caloric response and video head impulse test revealed a catch-up saccade, air-conducted (AC) cervical and ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP, oVEMP), subjective visual vertical and MRI were normal.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Maculae / physiopathology*
  • Caloric Tests
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hair Cells, Ampulla / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Meniere Disease / diagnosis*
  • Meniere Disease / physiopathology*
  • Meniere Disease / therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic / diagnosis
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic / physiopathology
  • Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular / physiology
  • Saccades / physiology
  • Semicircular Canals / physiopathology*
  • Semicircular Ducts / physiopathology*
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials / physiology
  • Vestibular Function Tests / methods
  • Vestibular Neuronitis / diagnosis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis / physiopathology*
  • Vestibular Neuronitis / therapy