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La fonction vestibulaire : le sixième sens… ignoré

Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2015, vol. 11, no. 488, p. 1782-1786
Abstract Dizzy patients are often misunderstood by doctors. Those with a complete vestibular deficit and whose function is restored by a vestibular implant use all kinds of words to describe what they feel when the neuroprosthesis is turned on. Their feeling varied from a strong emotion to a feeling of heat. The notion of dizziness or motion was rare. How to describe the sensations provided by an ignored and unconscious sense? With the eyes, one sees; with the ears one hears; no term exists that describes what we do with the vestibular system! Should we say we vestibulise? The notion traditionally taught that patients suffering from a vestibular disorder should describe an imbalance or a rotatory vertigo, be able specify the direction of rotation, etc. is inadequate, unrealistic.
Keywords Dizziness/etiologyElectric StimulationHumansVestibular Diseases/diagnosisVestibular Function Tests
PMID: 26619699
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Research group Neuroprothèses sensorielles pour la restitution de l'audition et l'équilibre (268)
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GUYOT, Jean-Philippe, GUINAND, Nils. La fonction vestibulaire : le sixième sens… ignoré. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2015, vol. 11, n° 488, p. 1782-1786. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:90506

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