History and Physical Examination of the Dizzy Patient

  • Daniel E. Killeen
  • Brandon Isaacson
  • J. Walter KutzJrEmail author


The evaluation of patients presenting with vestibular complaints begins with a thorough and structured history and physical examination, which is then augmented by audiologic, vestibular, and radiologic testing. While these ancillary tests are important in establishing a definitive diagnosis, a complete and accurate history and physical exam is critical to narrowing down the differential diagnosis and results in cost-effective use of testing.


Vertigo History Physical examination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel E. Killeen
    • 1
  • Brandon Isaacson
    • 1
  • J. Walter KutzJr
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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