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A name applied to recurrent vertigo accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and deafness. A dysfunction of the semi-circular canals (endolymphatic sac) in the inner ear.

Symptoms include dizziness, hearing loss (one-sided), vertigo, nausea, vomiting and abnormal eye movements.

Treatment includes anticholinergics, antihistamines and other medications which relieve vertigo. Diuretic medications have been used to lower pressure in the endolymphatic sac.

(27 Sep 1997)