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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-55

Practical approach to the management of dizzy patients


Department of Otolaryngology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ossama I. Mansour
MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Ain Shams University, 2 Fayoum St. Heliopolis, 11341 Cairo
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.7123/01.EJO.0000422795.12899.35

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Introduction

Dizziness is a common symptom that may be caused by diverse pathologies. It requires a multidisciplinary approach and comprehensive workup to diagnose and treat the cause. A practical and simplified approach is presented.

Objectives

After reading this article you should be able to: (1) Remember the basics of balance control; (2) Assess a dizzy patient in the office; (3) Be familiar with available vestibular tests and the clinical yield of each; (4) Plan a practical workup algorithm; (5) Differentiate between the common causes of dizziness; (6) Know the current management strategies; (7) Understand the concepts of vestibular rehab.



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