Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology
Drop attacks are sudden falls without loss of consciousness that are not precipitated by a specific stimulus, occur with abrupt onset and without warning, and are followed by a rapid return to baseline. A range of localizations for drop attacks is possible, but most commonly lower brainstem or spinal cord structures are implicated. Drop attacks generally indicate transient impairment of bilateral CNS structures involved in maintenance of postural muscle tone and balance.
Oct. 21, 2020