ISBN : 9780199843985

Darius Kohan; Selena E. Heman-Ackah; Sujana S. Chandrasekhar
248 Pages
141 x 217 mm
Pub date
Dec 2014
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This text provides a concise yet comprehensive review of common neurologic disorders. The pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and management of these entities is discussed in detail in a clear, easy to understand format. The focus is on patients presented with vertigo, disequilibrium, hearing loss, pulsatile and non-pulsatile tinnitus, facial nerve weakness, and complications of the otitis media. Vascular tumors and anomalies, trauma to the temporal bone, Meniere's disease, as well as cerebellopontine lesions such as vestibular schwannoma and meningioma will be discussed with special emphasis on clinical applications. The appropriate diagnostic work up and treatment options as well as controversies will be discussed in the context of evidence-based medicine and "best practice" approach. Judicious use of MRI/CT scanning and audio-vestibular testing relevant for each pathology is discussed in detail. Appropriate illustrations and tables will summarize algorithms and protocols for managing these disorders making this text an easy-to-digest medical resource. A reference list is provided.


1. Presbycusis.
2. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
3. Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
4. Ototoxins.
5. Congenital Hearing Loss.
6. Neurofibromatosis.
7. Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors (CPA).- Part I: Acoustic Neuroma and Meningioma

8. Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors (CPA).- Part II :Rare tumors of the CPA.
Section II: Vertigo and Dysequilibrium
9. Meniere's Disease.
10. Vestibular Neuropathy.
11. Labyrinthitis
12. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
13. Migrainous Vertigo
14. Perilymphatic Fistula
15. Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
16. Labyrinthine Concussion
Section III: Tinnitus
17. Subjective Tinnitus
18. Paragangliomas
19. Arterovenous Malformations and Aberrant Vasculature
20. Benign Intracranial Hypertension
21. Tegmen Dehiscence
Section IV: Facial Neuropathy
22. Congenital Facial Palsy
23. Bell's Palsy
24. Traumatic Facial Palsy
25. Facial Neuroma
Section V: Neurologic Complications of Otitis Media
26. Facial Paralysis
27. Petrous Apicitis
28. Meningitis and Brain Abscess
29. Otic Hydrocephalus
30. Lateral or Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis

About the author: 

Darius Kohan, MD, Director of Otology/Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, NJ/LIJ, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, New York University Medical School, President of the New York Otologic Society, Board of Governors, New York Otologic Society, New York, NY.; Selena E. Hemen-Ackah, MD, MBA, Director of Otology, Neurotology and Audiology, Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.; Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, FACS, Director, New York Otology, Director of the Comprehensive Balance Center of the New York Head and Neck Institute, Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

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