This updated edition provides a comprehensive basis for understanding, identifying, and treating the underlying multifactorial etiologies of dizziness and imbalance. Vertigo is acommon malady for which patients seek treatment, yet the vestibular system and its associated disorders are often misunderstood. This book effectively demystifies this topic,with clinical pearls and knowledge from foremost experts in the field.
The first six chapters cover procuring a thorough patient history, examination techniques, computerized testing, radiological studies, surgical anatomy and physiology of thevestibular system, and laboratory testing. Subsequent chapters concisely detail the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies such as Meniere's disease, benign paroxysmalpositional vertigo, labyrithinitis, superior semicircular canal dehisence syndrome, and unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy.
- Coversthe full age continuum - fromcongenital and pediatric vestibular disorders - to balance conditionsassociatedwithaging
- Highlightsthemostcommonpathologiessuch as BPPV, as well as fairlyrarediseaseslike Mal de Debarquementsyndrome and perilymph fistulas
- Discussestheimpact of alcohol, migraines, and allergiesonthe vestibular system and theintrinsic roles theyplay in causingdizziness
- New insightsonmedications, rehabilitation, and the use of implantable vestibular devices
- Expanded video libraryprovidesguidanceontestingmodalities, visual disturbances, nystagmuspatterns, and specificdisorders
Physicians who read this authoritative guide will gain knowledge that is essential for optimal management of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium. It is an invaluable resource forotolaryngologists, as well as neurologists, physical therapists, internists, geriatricians, family practitioners, audiologists, and even cardiologists.