1st Edition

Dizziness and Vertigo An Introduction and Practical Guide

Edited By Rahul Kanegaonkar, James Tysome Copyright 2014
    174 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.