Case Report

A Case of Acute Peripheral Vertigo: Using the HINTS Exam to guide diagnostic workup

Paula Casserly* and Gerard Thong

Published: 08 March, 2019 | Volume 3 - Issue 1 | Pages: 001-004

Acute dizziness/vertigo is among the most common causes for visiting the emergency department or primary care physician. Although the majority of these presentations represent an acute peripheral vestibulopathy (APV), lateral medullary, lateral pontine, and inferior cerebellar infarctions can mimic APV very closely. We present an atypical presentation of an aggressive APV and outline how a well-constructed bedside neurotologic evaluation can distinguish central from peripheral vertigo in the acute setting.

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