Vertigo and Balance

David A. Zapala and Robert H. Brey

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI:

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Vertigo and Balance

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This chapter has summarized five clinically available electrophysiologic measures for patients who complained of vertigo and imbalance. These measures will seldom provide a diagnosis. Careful history and physical examination, coupled with an understanding of vestibular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, remain the bedrock for diagnosing problems of vertigo and imbalance. The electrophysiologic measures described in this chapter are merely extensions of the physical examination. Test data cannot be interpreted effectively without the same understanding of vestibular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology that underpins the initial history and physical examination.

Chapter.  18331 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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