Send to

Choose Destination
Rev Med Suisse. 2019 Oct 2;15(665):1737-1739.

[The Mal de Débarquement Syndrome].

[Article in French; Abstract available in French from the publisher]

Author information

Service d'otorhinolaryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale, Département de neurosciences cliniques, HUG, 1211 Genève 14.


in English, French

The Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS) is characterized by a persistent (> 1 month) sensation of self-motion, most of the time initially motion-triggered (i.e. boat, car, airplane travel). The symptoms are markedly diminished during a new exposure to passive motion. Female are more often affected. The vestibular functional assessment and cerebral imaging are normal. Chronic fatigue, headache, hypersensitivity to visual stimuli are other classical features of MdDS. The impact of MdDS on quality of life is significant. Maladaptation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, abnormal functional connectivity as well as gonadal hormones imbalance are possible causes of the MdDS. Exposure to optokinetic stimulations, and transcranial magnetic stimulations open therapeutic perspectives.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center