Peripheral Vertigo Definition


Peripheral Vertigo:

An illusion of movement, either of the external world revolving around the individual or of the individual revolving in space. Vertigo may be associated with disorders of the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebral cortex. Lesions in the temporal and parietal lobes may be associated with FOCAL SEIZURES that may feature vertigo as an ictal manifestation. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp300-1)