A baby who can’t sit up by 7 months of age. A “clumsy” child who struggles with tasks such as riding a bike. A teenager experiencing dizziness 2-3 months after concussion. What do these patients have in common? They may benefit from assessment for a vestibular disorder. Robert O’Reilly, MD, attending physician, Division of Otolaryngology, and director, Balance and Vestibular Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses vestibular issues in children and teenagers. Includes: a review of the vestibular apparatus; clinical symptoms and signs of chronic vestibular issues; review of common causes of vestibular issues; when to refer for post-concussion dizziness or post-concussion positional vertigo; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on March 25, 2021.
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