Discrimination of patients with acoustic neuroma and peripheral vestibular lesions with human posture dynamics

Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 1995;520 Pt 1:27-8. doi: 10.3109/00016489509125181.

Abstract

A group of normal subjects (n = 17) was compared with groups of patients with a diagnosis of vestibular neuritis (n = 18), and acoustic neuromas (n = 35). Fisher linear discriminant analysis was applied to distinguish clusters of parameters characteristic for each disease. Hence it was possible to distinguish the vestibular neuritis patients from the normal group with statistical significance (p < 0.01). Also the patients with an acoustic neuroma could be distinguished from the normal subjects with statistical significance (p < 0.05).

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuritis / diagnosis*
  • Neuritis / physiopathology
  • Neuritis / surgery
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / diagnosis*
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / physiopathology
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Postural Balance / physiology
  • Posture / physiology*
  • Proprioception / physiology
  • Reference Values
  • Vestibular Function Tests
  • Vestibular Nerve* / physiopathology
  • Vestibular Nerve* / surgery
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases / physiopathology
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases / surgery