The Ten-Minute Examination of the Dizzy Patient

, Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Semin Neurol. 2001;21(4) 

In This Article



  1. A thorough history and structured oculomotor and posture-gait examination is crucial in the work-up of patients with dizziness and imbalance.

  2. The test protocol mentioned in this review is a succinct yet comprehensive battery that can be added to the standard otologic or neurologic examination.

  3. Laboratory tests for dizziness primarily play a confirmatory role following a complete history and examination of these patients.