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Dizziness and Vertigo
An Introduction and Practical Guide

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ISBN 9781444182682
Published April 22, 2014 by CRC Press
174 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.