The Relationship of Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex With Self-Reported Dizziness Handicap in Patients With Vestibular Deafferentation

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Eravci F. C. , Yılmaz M. , Uğur M. B. , Tutar H. , Karamert R. , Şansal E. , ...Daha Fazla

ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0145561319880028


The relationship between objective vestibular tests and subjective vestibular tests is a controversial topic. In this study, to contribute to this issue, the vestibulo-ocular reflex features and their relationship with balance perception at long-term follow-up in vestibular neurectomy (VN) and total labyrentectomy patients were evaluated. Prospectively, 19 VN and 18 labyrinthectomy patients were enrolled in this study. Patients underwent video head impulse test (VHIT) as objective vestibular test and dizziness handicap inventory (DHI) as subjective vestibular test when they attended to their control visit follow-up between March and September 2017. Lateral canal corrective saccades were classified as organized pattern and deorganized (scattered) pattern. In our results, the saccade pattern analysis (between organized and deorganized saccades) regarding the DHI scores gavePvalue as .039 for covert saccade pattern and .050 for overt saccade pattern. Therefore, we conclude that the presence of saccades, their patterns, and amplitudes provide extra information at assessing the results of the VHIT test, and the organized pattern of saccades is related to a stable vestibular system and better balance perception.