Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Acute Vestibular Neuronitis Evaluation

The evaluation of vestibular neuronitis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with vestibular neuronitis include:


Tests may be necessary to exclude conditions that cause symptoms similar to vestibular neuronitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate vestibular neuronitis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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