Perilymph fistula associated with pulse-synchronous eye oscillations

Holger Rambold*, W. Heide, A. Sprenger, G. Haendler, C. Helmchen

*Corresponding author for this work
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Three-dimensional eye movements (scleral search coil system) were recorded in a patient with a surgically acquired perilymph fistula of the left horizontal semicircular canal. Spontaneous horizontal pendular nystagmus was found to be related to the heart rate and may be caused by pressure transfer of blood pulses to the labyrinth. In addition, a contralesional horizontal jerk nystagmus was elicited by Valsalva maneuver, indicating that Ewald's first law may not only be valid for excitation but also for inhibition.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1769-1771
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 26.06.2001

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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