Central nervous system causes of vertigo

Vertigo is usually caused by problems in the inner ear (peripheral causes), but it also can be caused by problems in the brain (central causes). Brain-related causes of vertigo are less common than inner ear causes and are treated differently. Head injury, stroke or transient ischemic attack involving the brain stem, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, certain infections, and certain types of seizures are examples of brain-related causes of vertigo.

Last Updated: October 20, 2008

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