Drop attacks are sudden falls without concurrent vertigo whose etiology may be unknown. Drop attacks are also associated with cardiac, cerebrovascular, psychogenic, and vestibular disorders, in addition to seizures. Vestibular-based drop attacks without loss of consciousness can occur in patients with Meniere's disease. We present 2 cases of drop attack in patients with Meniere's disease. Case 1, a 65-year-old man, experienced 4 such attacks and case 2, a 55-year-old woman, experienced 20 within 2 years of Meniere's disease onset. Case 1 enjoyed spontaneous remission. In case 2, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) administration suppressed attack frequency. Anxiety may predispose individuals to drop attack. Etiologically, inadequate stimulation of otolith organs may induce a sudden vestibule spinal reflex that, in turn, causes sudden falls. To correctly diagnose drop attacks, the patient must exhibit sudden falls, and transient ischemic attack should be carefully ruled out.
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