Open Access Opinion

Unmasked Vertigo

Marco Poloni1, Poloni Nicola1

1Department of Neurology, Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy

2Department of Neurology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 16, 2018;  Published Date: November 30, 2018


Vertigo is a very unpleasant symptom for the patient and a complex clinical problem for the neurologist. First of all: a clear definition is needed, useful for both patients and clinicians and this doesn’t seem a problem but, in my professional life I haven’t yet found a satisfactory definition: I think that the following is clear and comprehensive: Vertigo is a distorted perception of the position or movement of head in the space. It may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and by other vegetative symptoms; other signs may be nystagmus and postural deviations with falls. First of all, we must have complete knowledge of the structures which give a contribution to our perception of the position and shift of our head in the surrounding space.

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