Nonvestibular Dizziness

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2021 Oct;54(5):999-1013. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2021.05.017.


Dizziness is a common chief complaint with an extensive differential diagnosis that ranges from peripheral, central, to nonvestibular conditions. An understanding of nonvestibular conditions will aid accurate diagnosis and initiation of appropriate management. Thus, the objective of this article is to present an overview of nonvestibular etiologies that may plague a dizzy patient and the recommended treatment options.

Keywords: Autonomic disorders; Cervicogenic disorders; Medications; Non-vestibular dizziness; Vertigo; Visual disturbances.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dizziness* / diagnosis
  • Dizziness* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Vertigo* / diagnosis
  • Vertigo* / etiology
  • Vertigo* / therapy