This Quiz On Central Vestibular Disorders

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Central vestibular disorders are most commonly caused by head injury, aging, and viral infection. How much do you know about caring for someone who has some of these disorders and their treatment? . Take this quiz on Baileys 140 on central disorders and see what you know about Central Vestibular Disorders.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Which finding is not characteristic of a central disorder
    • A. 

      Direction-changing nystagmus

    • B. 

      Down-beating nystagmus

    • C. 

      Geotropic nystagmus

    • D. 

      Up-beating nystagmus

  • 2. 
    What finding would lead you to suspect a central disorder?  
    • A. 

      Unidirectional horizontal nystagmus

    • B. 

      Sudden onset of symptoms

    • C. 

      Positive dix-hallpike

    • D. 

      Non –suppression with visual fixation

  • 3. 
     What percentage of patients with vestibular migrane have headaches at the time of their vertigo attack?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      40%

  • 4. 
    A child presents to your office with complaints of spells of fright, crying, staggering, palor, diaphoresis, and vomiting.  What vestibulopathy might you suspect?  
    • A. 

      Basilar migrane

    • B. 

      Benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood

    • C. 

      Cogan’s syndrome

    • D. 

      Hydrocephalus

  • 5. 
     A patient presents with complaints of hearing loss and tinnitus as well as acute vertigo, ipsilateral facial pain, diplopia, dysphagia, dysarthria, and hoarseness.  Horner syndrome is not present. What vertebrobasilar insufficiency is suspected?  
    • A. 

      AICA

    • B. 

      PICA

  • 6. 
    A patient presents with complaints of acute vertigo, ipsilateral facial pain, diplopia, dysphagia, dysarthria, and hoarseness.  The patient also  has Horner syndrome but no tinnitus or hearing loss.  What insufficiency is suspected?     
    • A. 

      AICA

    • B. 

      PICA

  • 7. 
    Which Chiari malformation is most common and presents in childhood?  
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type II

    • C. 

      Type III

    • D. 

      Type IV

  • 8. 
    What diagnosis is suspected when a patient presents with blurred vision, elevated CSF globulin, and variable vestibular symptoms?  
    • A. 

      Parkinson’s disease

    • B. 

      Waardenburg syndrome

    • C. 

      Congenital syphilis

    • D. 

      Multiple sclerosis

  • 9. 
    Fine nystagmus is thought to be related to  
    • A. 

      Vestibular nerve

    • B. 

      Brainstem

    • C. 

      Cerebellar dysfunction

  • 10. 
    Coarse nystagmus is thought to be related to    
    • A. 

      Vestibular nerve

    • B. 

      Brainstem

    • C. 

      Cerebellar dysfunction

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