Atypical voluntary nystagmus

Department of Otology and Laryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
Neurology (Impact Factor: 8.29). 03/2009; 72(5):467-9. DOI: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000341876.76523.99
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    ABSTRACT: The most common forms of nystagmus in infancy and childhood differ clinically and pathophysiologically from adult-onset nystagmus. Acquired nystagmus in both childhood and adulthood may often be associated with neurological lesions involving the vestibular and ocular motor pathways in the brainstem and/or cerebellum. On the basis of the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of the nystagmus and any associated neurological signs or symptoms, neurotopical localization can often be inferred and then confirmed by neuroimaging.