Vertigo

Its Multisensory Syndromes

  • Thomas Brandt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Vertigo: symptoms, syndromes, disorders

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  3. Vestibular nerve and labyrinthine disorders

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      Pages 65-65
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  4. Central vestibular disorders

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      Pages 167-173
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  5. Positional and positioning vertigo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-249

About this book

Introduction

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 dis orders. 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 land 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.

Keywords

epilepsy neurology physiology trauma vertigo

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Brandt
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  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik, Klinikum GroßhadernLudwig-Maximillians-UniversitätMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3801-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-40500-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3801-8
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