Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management

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Thieme, 2008 - Medical - 174 pages

An invaluable guide to managing balance disorders and dizziness

Here is a highly practical reference for diagnosing and managing some of the most common complaints in the otolaryngology patient--vertigo, disequilibrium, and dizziness. This carefully organized reference begins by presenting descriptions of time-tested examination techniques, laboratory tests, and the imaging studies necessary for an accurate diagnosis. The book then addresses the various diseases causing these complaints, including Meniere's disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, labyrinthitis, migraine-induced vestibulopathy, and more, with concise explanations of medical, surgical, and therapeutic treatment options available. An accompanying DVD features high-quality videos of key examination tests, such as ENG, Hallpike positioning, and Epley's maneuver. The videos document the numerous nystagmus patterns caused by various central pathologies and peripheral vestibulopathies, providing an exceptional tool for learning how to recognize eye movements to confirm a diagnosis.


  • A full review of anatomy and physiology provides the essential framework for the clinical examination and comprehension of disease processes
  • Broad discussion of the multifactorial etiologies of dizziness provides a conceptual basis for diagnosis and determining best course of treatment
  • A valuable appendix with sample questions for taking a thorough patient history aids the assessment of the severity of symptoms

Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management is an essential resource for all otolaryngologists, neurologists, vestibular therapists, residents, and physicians treating patients with dizziness. This is a must-read for practitioners, especially those caring for elderly patients with dizziness.


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Radiology for Vertigo and Disequilibrium
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
Electronystagmography ENG Spontaneous Nystagmus
Meniere Disease
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Autoimmune Vestibular Dysfunction Perilymph Fistulas Mal
MigraineInduced Vestibulopathy
Central Nervous System Causes of Vertigo and Dizziness
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Appendix Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Central Pathology Copulothalsis

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Professor and Program Director, Head and Neck Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

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