Vertigo is the feeling that everything around is moving or spinning and is usually caused by a problem with the balance mechanisms in the inner ear. It can also be caused by problems in certain parts of the brain or vision disorders.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of vertigo. Beginning with basic anatomy, physiology and epidemiology of dizziness, the following chapters examine different causes of vertigo, their diagnosis and treatment.
Edited by recognised Italian otolaryngologists, this textbook has been written by authors (many from the US) from multidisciplinary backgrounds including otolaryngology, neurology, anatomy, physiology, epidemiology and surgery.
This invaluable guide includes extensive references and numerous clinical photographs, illustrations, tables and figures.
- Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment of vertigo
- Covers anatomy and physiology and numerous causes
- Multi-disciplinary author and editor team from Europe and the USA
Table of Contents
1. Anatomy of vestibular system
2. Physiology of vestibular system and postural control
3. Epidemiology of Dizziness
4. Differential Diagnosis in peripheral and central vertigo
5. Clinical and Computerized test for vertigo evaluation
6. Meniere’s disease: diagnosis and treatment
7. Imaging of Endolymphatic Hydrops
8. Atypical Meniere’s Disease and other forms of endolymphatic hydrops
9. Unilateral Sudden Loss of Vestibular function and Vestibular neuritis
10. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
11. Malignant Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
12. Superior Semicircular canal dehiscence and Perilymph Fistula
13. Vertebro-basilar insufficiency and other forms of cervical vertigo
14. Drug Induced Vertigo
15. Vertigo and Migraine
16. Balance disorders in children
17. Vertigo in elderly: Meniere and Aging (Paparella), BPPV and Aging
18. Medical management of vertigo
19. Surgical management of Vertigo
20. Vestibular rehabilitation
Francesco Dispenza MD PhD FAINOT
Section of Otology and Neurotology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, San Giovanni di Dio Hospital; Azienda Sanitaria Locale of Agrigento, Italy
Alessandro De Stefano MD PhD FAINOT
Institute of Otolaryngology, Department of Oral and Nano-Biotechnological Sciences, G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara; Department of Audiology and Rehabilitation for Speech Disorders, Azienda Sanitaria Locale of Lecce, Italy