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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2017, Article ID 2145173, 6 pages
Case Report

Unilateral Head Impulses Training in Uncompensated Vestibular Hypofunction

1Vestibular Argentina Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2Department of Otolaryngology, British Hospital of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3Center for Medical Research on Human Movement (CIMMHU), Maimónides University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Correspondence should be addressed to Daniel Héctor Verdecchia; ra.moc.oohay@aihccedrevhd

Received 30 September 2016; Revised 29 November 2016; Accepted 26 December 2016; Published 24 January 2017

Academic Editor: Nicolas Perez-Fernandez

Copyright © 2017 Ana Carolina Binetti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this paper is to report a case of a young woman with unilateral vestibular chronic failure with a poorly compensated vestibuloocular reflex during rapid head rotation. Additionally, she developed migraine symptoms during the treatment with associated chronic dizzy sensations and blurred vision. Her report of blurred vision only improved after she completed a rehabilitation program using fast head impulse rotations towards the affected side for 5 consecutive days. We discuss why we elected this form of treatment and how this method may be useful for different patients.