Lesions of the eighth cranial nerve may produce vertigo. Meningiomas and acoustic schwannomas are typical causes. The onset of vertigo is usually gradual, remaining constant until central compensation can take place. It is seldom as intense, and may manifest only as unsteadiness. The vertigo is usually preceded by hearing loss. Tumors involving the cerebellopontine angle may also cause symptoms such as ipsilateral facial weakness, impaired corneal reflex, and cerebellar signs.
Herpes zoster oticus, also known as the Ramsay Hunt syndrome, is a neuropathic disorder characterized by deafness, vertigo, and facial nerve palsy. The diagnosis is made by the presence of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base inside the external auditory canal.
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