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Evaluation of the dizzy patient

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Dizziness is a symptom accused very often by patients. The patient that presents himself to the doctor for this accuse will usually say words like: I feel an illusory movement of the environment (we call this vertigo), I have a feeling of light headedness, of imbalance or I feel like I am going to faint. The ENT specialist first has to figure out if the symptoms of the patient are from a pathology to the inner ear or maybe he should sent the patient to a neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic doctor. The clinical evaluation of the dizzy patient may establish the right diagnosis, only by history. Due to limited time of the medical consult, the physician may use a questionnaire that can further guide the evaluation.

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Cristina Maria Goanta, Mihai Tuaealiu, Remus Gabriel Mihalcea and Vlad Andrei Budu

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