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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-31

Videonystagmography findings in epileptic children


1 Audiology Unit, ENT Department, Al-Azhar University (Girls), Cairo, Egypt
2 Neurology Department, ENT Department, Zagazig University, Egypt
3 Audiology Unit, ENT Department, Zagazig University, Egypt

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DOI: 10.4103/2314-8667.137561

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This study included 60 epileptic children (6-18 years) and 20 neurologically free age-matched children. It was conducted to identify vestibular system abnormalities associated with or caused by epilepsy in patients either complaining of dizziness or not. Otoneurological testing was performed including videonystagmographic testing. More than one type of epilepsy was encountered. Dizziness was reported as a complaint in most patients diagnosed with partial epilepsy. Variable videonystagmographic findings were found. Among patients with dizziness, the most prominent abnormality was abnormal oculomotor test results (23 of the 37 patients). Only two patients showed abnormal Dix-Hallpike testing. Positive vestibular findings were found among patients without dizziness, in only three of the 23 patients who had unilateral caloric weakness during caloric testing.


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