Labyrinthitis

Some sources consider vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis to be the same thing (some differentiate based on auditory symptoms)

Background

  • Infection of cochlear and vestibular apparatus (from middle ear via round/oval windows)
  • Acute suppurative labyrinthitis is only cause of peripheral vertigo requiring urgent treatment
  • Some sources consider vestibular Neuritis and labyrinthitis to be the same thing
    • Some differentiate based on auditory symptoms

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Vertigo

Evaluation

See Vertigo

Management

Disposition

  • Suppurative form require admission for definitive ENT treatment

See Also

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