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Dizziness and Vertigo

An Introduction and Practical Guide, 1st Edition

Edited by Rahul Kanegaonkar, James Tysome

CRC Press

174 pages | 64 B/W Illus.

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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015

Vertigo and Dizziness: An Introduction and Practical Guide describes the basic knowledge and practical skills necessary for managing patients presenting with the common symptoms of dizziness and vertigo. It provides practitioners with a comprehensive overview of these conditions, steps for diagnosing patients, and various treatment options.


  • Discusses clinical assessment of the dizzy patient, diagnosis and management of the condition, surgical options, and psychological complications of vertigo and dizziness
  • Explores a host of conditions, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere's disease, hyperventilation syndrome, and superior semicircular canal dehiscence
  • Includes case studies to supplement the text

The book is an essential reference for all those who manage patients in the outpatient and general practice setting.

Table of Contents

Anatomy and physiology of the peripheral vestibular system, Rahul Kanegaonkar

Clinical assessment of vertigo, Mudit Jindal and Aanand Acharya

Imaging in dizziness and vertigo, Neshe Sriskandan and Steve Connor

Special investigations used in the assessment of the dizzy patient, Presanna Premachandra

Differential diagnosis, Rahul Kanegaonkar

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Nitesh Patel

Acute peripheral vestibular loss, Ambrose Lee

Vestibular migraine, Nitesh Patel

Multilevel vestibulopathy, Mudit Jindal

Cholesteatoma, Attila Dezso

Ménière’s disease, Neil Donnelly

Superior semicircular canal dehiscence, James Rainsbury and Richard Irving

Vestibular schwannoma, James Tysome

Perilymph fistula, Richard Gurgel

Central pathology causing dizziness, C. Eduardo Corrales

Systemic conditions affecting balance, Stephen Broomfield

Vestibular rehabilitation – principles and practice, Rachel Ritchie

Psychological aspects of dizziness, Raj Attavar and Amalsha Vithanaarachichi


About the Editors

Rahul G Kanegaonkar BSc, DLO, FRCS(ORL-HNS) is a Consultant in Otolaryngology at Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent, UK, and Clinical Lead for the Multidisciplinary Balance Clinic at Guy's Hospital, London.

James R Tysome MA, PhD, FRCS(ORL-HNS) is a Consultant in Otolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Surgery / General