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470 Possible Causes for Facial Numbness, Vertigo

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    Five-year actuarial rates for any new facial weakness, facial numbness, hearing-level preservation, and preservation of testable speech discrimination were 1.1 0.8%, 2.6 1.2%[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Rotatory vertigo was also experienced in 34 patients (19.1%). Of the 34 patients with cystic lesions, 29.4% (10) had rotatory vertigo.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As it grows, an acoustic neuroma can produce a number of characteristic clinical features, such as: Hearing loss Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) Dizziness Facial numbness (when[sunnybrook.ca]

  • Migraine

    A 45-year-old woman with a 20-year history of migrainous headaches presented with complaints of rightsided facial and hand numbness and paraesthesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Case series of patients with migraine-linked vertigo spells and profound BVP.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients may also experience nausea, vomiting, anorexia, neck pain, dizziness, changes in hearing, light sensitivity, difficulty concentrating, facial numbness or weakness[migrainepal.com]

  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    Other symptoms include visual defects (diplopia), syncope (drop attacks), dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dysarthria , hoarseness, and facial numbness, or paresthesias.[encyclopedia.com] Participants included 14 patients with vertigo of VBI origin, 14 patients with vertigo of non-VBI, and 11 matched controls.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 68 year old woman presented with bilateral sudden simultaneous hearing loss and transient spontaneous vertigo as a sole manifestation of vertebrobasilar insufficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    These symptoms include: Confusion or memory problems Difficulty understanding speech or sudden speech impairment, such as slurred speech Facial paralysis Sudden leg or arm[loyolamedicine.org] How can we differentiate peripheral vs. central causes of vertigo at the bedside? What are the best medications for patients with vertigo? and many more…..[emergencymedicinecases.com] Often there is a facial droop.[medicinenet.com]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Facial numbness and weakness are also common.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Others may experience vertigo, a sensation that they’re spinning and losing their balance.[healthline.com] Common symptoms of an MS relapse or attack include new numbness, tingling, or weakness in an area of the body, painful loss of vision, vertigo, double vision, and sometimes[medicalxpress.com]

  • Stroke

    The symptoms may be mild or dramatic and can mimic a stroke with weakness, numbness, facial droop, and speech difficulties, but these symptoms may only last few minutes.[medicinenet.com] We present a case of a previously healthy 36-year-old man who presented with vertigo and vomiting. MRI showed posterior circulation territory infarction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , especially on one side of the body Severe headache Vision changes (in one or both eyes) Difficulty with swallowing Facial droop on one side Signs of a Stroke The F.A.S.T[onhealth.com]

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Patients who underwent 2-isocenter GKS had a higher rate of postoperative facial numbness, but only 9 cases reported bothersome facial numbness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vertigo suddenly occurred when the patient rotated her head 20 days ago, the symptoms of vertigo were improved after continuous 1 to 3 seconds, and similar symptoms were repeated[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, the risk of facial numbness seems to be higher than those with MVD alone.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lateral Medullary Syndrome

    numbness (nucleus V) Horner's syndrome (descending sympathetic fibers) loss of taste (tractus solitarius) - Contralateral loss of pain and temperature (spinothalamic tract[mrcpart1revision.blogspot.com] Gait ataxia (88%), vertigo/dizziness (91%), nausea/vomiting (73%), dysphagia (61%), hoarseness (55%), Horner sign (73%), and facial (85%) and hemibody (94%) sensory changes[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He described his own affliction as “vertigo, unilateral facial numbness, loss of pain and temperature appreciation in the opposite limbs, dysphagia and hoarseness, minor tongue[dysphagiacafe.com]

  • Meningioma

    Cranial nerve deficits, including left facial paralysis, left facial numbness and left hearing loss, were evident on examination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 60-year-old immunocompetent woman, followed for more than 10 years for temporal meningioma causing vertigo and mixed hearing loss, presented with cervical lymphadenopathy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They can include seizures, headaches, vision changes, facial numbness and pain, mental status changes, weakness in the extremities and trouble with balance.[usatoday.com]

  • Whiplash Injury

    The author reports a case of right facial numbness and right cheek pain after a whiplash injury.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vertigo and dizziness are also reported in 25-50% of the cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Conclusion The occipitoatlantal and cervical areas proved to be the chief factors in the patient's facial numbness.[jaoa.org]

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