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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr10.2009.2380.
Published online 2010 January 13. doi:  10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2380
PMCID: PMC3028420
Reminder of important clinical lesson

Post-traumatic dizziness


Following an episode of syncope, a 42-year-old woman was referred to exclude a cardiac cause. This primary event was determined to be a straightforward case of vasovagal syncope, resulting in mild head trauma. Following this, the patient was left with symptoms of dizziness and a subjective “muzzy” sensation. Initially assumed to be a form of “post-concussive symptom”, she was referred to a neurologist who employed neurovestibular manoeuvres to both determine the cause of these symptoms and satisfactorily resolve them.

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