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Adv Otorhinolaryngol


Special Considerations for the Pediatric Patient.


Cushing SL, Papsin BC
Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2019; 82:134-142.
PMID: 30947211.


Children frequently present with complaints of vertigo and/or disequilibrium. The etiology of such diagnoses include inner ear pathology, migraine and its variants, lesions of the central nervous system as well as mental health disorders, among others. The ability to reliably evaluate vestibular end-organ function is central to accurate diagnosis, however, examining children can be challenging. The current chapter will focus on the approach to assessing vestibular end-organ function in children, as well as the causes of vestibular impairment that are unique to this population.