Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001 , Vol 47 , Num 2
Vertigoda Servikal Spondilartroz ve Vertebral Arter Kan Akımı Volümü İlişkisi
Lale Cerrahoğlu 1 ,Zeliha Ünlü 2 ,Mustafa Cerrahoğlu 3 ,Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz 4 ,Asım Aslan 5
1 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Manisa, Türkiye
2 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Manisa
3 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Manisa
4 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Manisa
5 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kulak Burun Boğaz Ana Bilim Dalı, Manisa

The Correlation Between The Cervical Spondylosis and Blood Flow Volume of Vertebral Arteries in Vertigo To detect a correlation between the degenerative changes at cervical uncovertebral joints and the vertebral arteries blood flow volume in patients with vertigo. Outpatients with vertigo and cervical spondylosis were selected randomly by the otorhinolaringology (ORL) and the physical medicine and rehabilitation departments. Patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency syndrome suspicion according to ORL examination were included in the study. Anterio-posterior X-rays of the cervical vertebrae were taken after seventh cervical vertebra centralized. Osteoarthritic changes in right and left uncovertebral joints were evaluated according to Kellgren and Lawrence method. The uncovertebral joints from the second cervical to first dorsal vertebrae were evaluated at each level to obtain the right side, left side and the total scores of cervical vertebrae. The blood flow volumes in right and left vertebral arteries at anatomic neck position were performed with Doppler ultrasonography. There was no statistically significant correlation between the osteoarthritic changes in uncovertebral joints and the blood flow volume of vertebral arteries in the patients with vertigo.

Keywords : Cervical osteoarthrosis, vertebrobasilary insufficiency syndrome, Doppler ultrasonography, vertigo.