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Truncal ataxia and the vestibulo spinal reflex. A historical review

Published:August 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2022.120375

      Highlights

      • The description of the vestibulospinal pathways is old, but much remains to be investigated.
      • There are many tests that evaluate the vestibulospinal pathways, but few have been evaluated from the perspective of evidence-based medicine.
      • Vestibular-spinal signs can be a useful tool in the diagnosis of vestibular disorders.

      Abstract

      The vestibulospinal pathway was described many years ago. Along with it, the vestibulospinal signs that are used for the diagnosis of vestibular disorders were described. In this work we summarize the history of the vestibulospinal pathway, the classic signs and the new signs that can be used in the diagnosis of vestibular disorders, paying special attention to truncal ataxia as a useful element to differentiate central from peripheral pathology.

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