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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4507323, 2 pages
Case Report

Vestibular Derangement and Motion Intolerance in VATER Association

1Motion Sickness and Human Performance Laboratory, The Israel Naval Medical Institute, Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Haifa, Israel
2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
3Unit of Otoneurology, Lin Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
4The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
5Department of Radiology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

Correspondence should be addressed to Orit Samuel; moc.liamtoh@db_tiro

Received 6 February 2017; Accepted 3 May 2017; Published 22 May 2017

Academic Editor: Emilio Mevio

Copyright © 2017 Orit Samuel 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.


VATER association is a nonrandom occurrence of congenital malformations: vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal defects, and radial bone anomalies. We report the case of a 19-year-old man with a childhood diagnosis of VATER association, who presented to the motion sickness clinic with severe seasickness. We discuss the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of vestibular pathophysiology, which was confirmed by MRI of lateral semicircular canal and vestibule dysplasia. We suggest the possibility of vestibular involvement as part of the developmental field defect associated with VATER syndrome, which hitherto has rarely been reported.