GULHANE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2018 , Vol 60 , Issue 4
Dizziness: Concurrence of stroke and vestibular schwannoma, A case report
Sanem Aslıhan Aykan1,Ebru Alemdaroğlu2,Halil Uçan2
1University of Health Sciences, Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey
2University of Health Sciences, Ankara Physical Treatment and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.26657/gulhane.00041 Dizziness can be seen in 20% of cerebrovascular disorders. We present a case of a 67 years old, right-handed woman with a history of right-stroke with residual left-sided deficits who presented to our hospital seeking further rehabilitation. After admission, she complained of sudden onset dizziness. It was worsening while walking she had a feeling of moving around. Neurological examination was stable. Berg Balance Score was 41/50. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a previously undiagnosed vestibular schwannoma. Since similar symptoms may be seen in patients with stroke or vestibular schwannoma, a complete physical examination with necessary tests should be done in patients presenting with dizziness after a stroke. Keywords : Stroke, dizziness, vertigo, schwannoma