Dizziness in the emergency room: what place for the clinic and for imaging?

The acute and isolated vertiginous symptoms, heterogeneous in their presentation, are a frequent reason for consultation in the emergency room and are a source of diagnostic errors.

Three main aetiologies are involved: positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis and more rarely posterior fossa stroke.

A well-conducted clinical examination, including the nystagmoscopic examination, the head impulse test and the cover test has high diagnostic sensitivity. The diffusion sequence MRI is essential, but its sensitivity remains low in the first hours, especially in small infarcts.


153 Avenue Achille Peretti
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine


01 47 22 95 39

06 16 13 02 53


Opening time

Monday to Friday : 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday : 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (at the office and at home)


Line 1 : Arrêt Pont de Neuilly, or  Les Sablons


Lines 43, 82 and 174 : Stop to Sainte-Foy


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The practice is located on the ground floor. It is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

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