, Volume 65, Supplement 2, pp 149–152 | Cite as

Acute vestibular syndrome in cerebellar stroke

A case report and review of the literature
  • V. VolggerEmail author
  • R. Gürkov
Case report


The current paper reports on a patient with recurrent rotational vertigo and persistent dizziness and imbalance lasting several weeks, who underwent extensive neuro-otological and radiological examinations. Pathological findings initially included right-sided benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), persistent horizontal spontaneous nystagmus (SPN) to the left, and a pathological bedside and video head impulse test (HIT) on the left. The pathological HIT on the left and the SPN to the left indicated a central origin. Therefore, cranial magnetic resonance imaging was performed which revealed a left-sided ischemic stroke in the territory of the medial branch of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (mPICA).


Cerebellar stroke Cerebellar disease Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Pathologic nystagmus Magnetic resonance imaging 

Akutes vestibuläres Syndrom nach Kleinhirninfarkt

Fallbericht und Literaturrecherche


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Conflict of interest

V. Volgger and R. Gürkov declare that they have no competing interests.

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors. Consent was obtained from all patients identifiable from images or other information within the manuscript. In the case of underage patients, consent was obtained from a parent or legal guardian.

The supplement containing this article is not sponsored by industry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Klinikum der Universität MünchenLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany

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