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
Includes 130 images and illustrations
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
Anatomy of vestibular system Physiology of vestibular system and postural control Epidemiology of Dizziness Differential Diagnosis in peripheral and central vertigo Clinical and Computerized test for vertigo evaluation Meniere's disease: diagnosis and treatment Imaging of Endolymphatic Hydrops Atypical Meniere's Disease and other forms of endolymphatic hydrops Unilateral Sudden Loss of Vestibular function and Vestibular neuritis Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Malignant Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Superior Semicircular canal dehiscence and Perilymph Fistula Vertebro-basilar insufficiency and other forms of cervical vertigo Drug Induced Vertigo Vertigo and Migraine Balance disorders in children Vertigo in elderly: Meniere and Aging (Paparella), BPPV and Aging Medical management of vertigo Surgical management of Vertigo Vestibular rehabilitation