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Its Multisensory Syndromes

Brandt, Thomas

Originally published in the series: Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System

2nd ed. 1999, XXVIII, 503 p.


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  • About this book

This monograph has been written for clinicians who are involved in the management of the dizzy patient and for scientists with a particular interest in the multi-sensorimotor mechan­ isms that subserve spatial orientation, motion perception, and ocular motor and postural con­ trol. Special emphasis has been put on making the correct diagnosis, and detailed recommendations have been given for specific treatments. The second edition has resulted in an almost completely new book due to the dramatic expansion in the 1990s of our understanding of vestibular function and disorders. A few rele­ vant examples include the novel concept of canalolithiasis, as opposed to cupulolithiasis, both of which are established causes of typical posterior and horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo; familial episodic ataxia I and II have been identified as inherited chan­ nelopathies; otolithic syndromes were recognized as a variety separate from semicircular canal syndromes; several new central vestibular syndromes have been described, localized, and attributed to vestibular pathways and centres; a new classification based on the three major planes of action of the vestibulo-ocular reflex is available for central vestibular syn­ dromes; and the mystery of the location and function of the multisensory vestibular cortex is slowly being unravelled. This book differs from other clinical textbooks in that it is not divided into two parts: anatomy and physiology, on the one hand, and disorders, on the other.

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Table of contents 

1 Introduction.- 2 Approaching the patient.- 3 Management of the dizzy patient.- 4 Vestibular neuritis.- 5 Menière’s disease.- 6 Perilymph fistulas (PLF).- 7 Peripheral vestibular paroxysmia (disabling positional vertigo).- 8 Bilateral vestibulopathy.- 9 Miscellaneous vestibular nerve and labyrinthine disorders.- 10 Vestibular disorders in (frontal) roll plane.- 11 Vestibular disorders in (sagittal) pitch plane.- 12 Vestibular disorders in (horizontal) yaw plane.- 13 Vestibular cortex: its locations, functions, and disorders.- 14 Vestibular epilepsy.- 15 Miscellaneous central vestibular disorders.- 16 Benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo.- 17 Positional nystagmus/vertigo with specific gravity differential between cupula and endolymph (buoyancy hypothesis).- 18 Central positional vertigo.- 19 Stroke and vertigo.- 20 Migraine and vertigo.- 21 Hyperviscosity syndrome and vertigo.- 22 Head and neck injury.- 23 Vertigo due to barotrauma.- 24 Iatrogenic vestibular disorders.- 25 Familial periodic ataxia/vertigo (episodic ataxia).- 26 Vertigo in childhood.- 27 Vertigo, dizziness, and falls in the elderly.- 28 Drugs and vertigo.- 29 Visual vertigo: visual control of motion and balance.- 30 Somatosensory vertigo.- 31 Psychiatric disorders and vertigo.- 32 Phobic postural vertigo.- 33 Motion sickness.

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