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Iatrogenic vestibular disorders

  • Thomas Brandt


Iatrogenic vestibular disorders may result as inadvertent effects of the management of dizzy patients or patients with disorders unrelated to the vestibular system. The word “iatrogenic” is commonly used incorrectly in the narrower context of a druginduced condition. This is an error since the word iatros does not mean a “drug”. It means a “physician”, and when combined with the word genesis, the term is correctly applied to any symptom or condition created by the physician (Ballantyne 1970). In modern usage, this includes the surgeon. Iatrogenic vestibular disorders include both the avoidable and the unavoidable consequences of
  • drug treatment,

  • physical therapy, or

  • surgical procedures.


Semicircular Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Vertebral Artery Dissection Vestibular Disorder Endolymphatic Hydrops 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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