The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Case Report

Vestibular Schwannoma Presenting with Cough-Induced Vertigo


Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vestibular & Balance Center, Geisinger Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA

J Int Adv Otol 2023; 19: 66-69
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2023.22634
Read: 1220 Downloads: 572 Published: 01 January 2023

Vestibular schwannomas often present with unilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, or dizziness. Imaging is commonly pursued in individuals with unexplained unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, deterioration in word recognition scores, or persistent tinnitus. We present the case of a 76-year-old male with cough-induced vertigo as his primary presenting symptom. Vestibular testing suggested a right vestibular hypofunction, and a small right-sided vestibular schwannoma was discovered using magnetic resonance imaging. Cough-induced vertigo and associated nystagmus may be a presenting feature of vestibular schwannoma.

Cite this article as: Walter J,Greene JS, Gadre AK. Vestibular schwannoma presenting with cough-induced vertigo. J Int Adv Otol. 2023;19(1):66-69.

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