The Challenge of Vestibular Rehabilitation in a Patient with Bilateral Vestibular Dysfunction Following Surgery: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Report


1 Department of Audiology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Department of Otolaryngoloy, Sina Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.


Bilateral vestibular dysfunction (BVD) is an uncommon finding in vestibular assessment, and the combination of BVD and orthopedic problems represents a rare and challenging case for treatment.
Case Report:
The patient had several previous back surgeries and received gentamycin after surgery. After 6 months, she experienced continuous dizziness, unsteadiness and oscillopsia. The patient underwent complete vestibular assessment and received an individualized vestibular rehabilitation program for 9 months. She achieved a complete recovery from all symptoms and returned to active social function.
Vestibular rehabilitation could be an effective treatment for complicated cases of BVD. Adaptation exercises may be useful in young patients with BVD.


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