Evaluating patients with vertigo: bedside examination

S Traccis, G F Zoroddu, M T Zecca, T Cau, M A Solinas, R Masuri
Neurological Sciences 2004, 25: S16-9
Dizziness and vertigo are common complaints in patients referred for neurological evaluation. With a basic understanding of vestibular physiology and proper examination techniques, a correct diagnosis can generally be made at the bedside. This article reviews the most common peripheral and central vestibular syndromes as well as the key elements of the bedside vestibular system examination.

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