Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7299
BITTAR, Roseli Saraiva Moreira et al. Bilateral vestibular loss after caloric irrigation: clinical aplication of vestibular rehabilitation. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2004, vol.70, n.2, pp. 188-193. ISSN 0034-7299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72992004000200008.
Bilateral vestibular loss is a rare diagnosis among patients with dizziness and imbalance. Nevertheless, symptoms are often disabling and therapy is yet to be establish. AIM: To evaluate and describe the clinical outcome of patients with imbalance due to bilateral vestibular loss after caloric test, treated with An analog visual scale was used to evaluated clinical results. Vestibular Rehabilitation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case report. METHOD: Pre and post treatment outcomes were evaluated in 8 individuals suffering from post caloric bilateral vestibular paresis whose were submitted to vestibular rehabilitation. RESULTS: After Vestibular Rehabilitation, 7 (87,5%) of 8 patients had clinical improvement. CONCLUSION: Although is not expected entirely compensation for bilateral vestibular loss, the vestibular rehabilitation may be use as a therapeutic method for these patients.
Keywords : bilateral vestibular loss; vestibular rehabilitation; balance.