Vertigo and Dizziness: A Case-based Study

by Ambar Chakravarty

The aim of this book is to focus on the Vertigo and Dizziness: A Case-based Study. Vertigo and dizziness are extremely common symptoms. More than 10% of all patients attending neurological outpatients department of any major teaching hospital in the country, present with vertigo and dizziness. Approximately half of these subjects have vestibular disorders, about a quarter are of psychogenic in origin and the rest is constituted by neurological and mixed disorders. The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 deals with The Basics which include anatomical and physiological basis of maintenance of human balance, vestibular and cerebellar control of eye movements, classification of vestibular disorders, elicitation of proper history in patients presenting with vertigo and finally a step-wise physical examination and lastly a commentary on currently practiced vestibular function tests. Section 2 is the Case Study section. Forty-six cases are discussed in a very interactive way with the case history and findings detailed first followed by the investigations performed and the results of therapy, when applicable. Section 3 mostly discusses Management Issues. This book is primarily meant for practicing neurologists and neurology trainees.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Chakravarty Ambar Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ISBN 9789389188332
Speciality Neurology, Otolaryngology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18389
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2020
Pages 264
Book Type Professional

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