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These chapters describe how an experienced neurologist approaches common presenting problems, such as a movement disorder, a speech disturbance, or diplopia, to arrive at the correct diagnosis. Part II of this book comprises rhe major fields of investigation and management of neurological disease. Part III provides a compendium of the neurological diseases themselves. REFERENCES Brazis, P. , Masdeu, J, C, & Biller, J. 1996, Localization in Clinical Neurology, 3rd cd, Little Brown, Boston DeMycr, W.
F. 1992, The Neurological Examination, 5th ed, Lippincort Raven, Philadelphia Marsden, C. D. J. 1997, Clinical Neurology, Edward Arnold, London Plum, F. &C Posner, J. B. 19K2, The Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, Davis, Philadelphia Rolak, L. A. (ed) 2001, Neurology Secrets, 3rd cd, Hanley & Bdfus, Philadelphia Swaiman, K. F. 1994, Pediatric Neurology: Principles and Practices, 2nd cd, Mosby, St. Louis ) Chapter 2 Episodic Impairment of Consciousness Joseph Bruni Syncope History and Physical Examination Causes of Syncope Miscellaneous Causes of Syncope Investigations of 1'aticnts with Syncope Seizures Hisroty and Physical Examination 11 12 13 16 17 17 17 Temporary loss of consciousness may be caused by impaired cerebral perfusion (syncope, fainting), cerebral ischemia, migraine, epileptic seizures, metabolic disturbances, sudden increases in intracranial pressure, or sleep disorders.
Both congenital and acquired conditions may be causal. Tetralogy of Fallot, the most common congenital malformation causing syncope, does so by producing hypoxia caused by right-to-left shunting. EPISODIC IMPAIRMENT OF CONSCIOUSNESS Other congenital conditions associated with cyanotic heart disease may also cause syncope. Ischemic heart disease and myocardial infarction, aortic stenosis, idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, pulmonary hypertension, and other causes of obstruction of pulmonary outflow, atrial myxoma, and cardiac tamponade may sufficiently impair cardiac output to cause syncope.