Posttraumatic balance disorders

Michael E. Hoffer, Ben J. Balough, Kim R. Gottshall

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Abstract

Head trauma is being more frequently recognized as a causative agent in balance disorders. Most of the published literature examining traumatic brain injury (TBI) after head trauma has focused on short-term prognostic indicators and neurocognitive disorders. Few data are available to guide those individuals who see patients with balance disorders secondary to TBI. Our group has previously examined balance disorders after mild head trauma. In this study, we study all classes of head trauma. We provide a classification system that is useful in the diagnosis and management of balance disorders after head trauma and we examine treatment outcomes. As dizziness is one of the most common outcomes of TBI, it is essential that those who study and treat dizziness be familiar with this subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Tinnitus Journal
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 12 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Classification system
  • Dizziness
  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing

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