Vertigo and Balance Disorders in Children

  • Kimitaka┬áKaga

Part of the Modern Otology and Neurotology book series (MODOTOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kimitaka Kaga
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kimitaka Kaga
    Pages 27-54
  4. Kimitaka Kaga
    Pages 55-62
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 85-86

About this book


Many congenitally deaf infants and children suffer vestibular failure, which produces problems with their postural control, locomotion, and gait. However it is known that these children can eventually catch up with their normal balance control status in terms of development and growth as a result of central vestibular compensation. In Vertigo and Balance Disorders in Children the author provides comprehensive and integrative information on the vestibular system. The materials presented range from the history of its study, basic anatomy and physiology of vestibular organs, and the mechanism of balance and motor function development, to clinical aspects of vestibular disorders including their evaluation and pediatric neurology. Although there have been books discussing postural responses of infants and children with vestibular disorders, this is the first to present the influence of peripheral vestibular disorders and central vestibular compensation comprehensively. This book will benefit not only practitioners in this field such as pediatric otolaryngologists, pediatricians, and neurologists treating both children and adults, but also clinical specialists such as neonatologists, physical therapists, and speech therapists, helping them to better care for patients with vestibular failure.


Balance and Motor Function Central Vestibular Compensation Pediatric Neurology Vestibular Disorders Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)

Authors and affiliations

  • Kimitaka┬áKaga
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Sensory OrgansNational Tokyo Medical CenterMeguro-kuJapan

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