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Medical and Surgical Treatment of BPPV

  • Peng You
  • Sumit K. Agrawal
  • Lorne S. ParnesEmail author
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Abstract

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a very common vestibular disorder. While often self-limited, BPPV can have a considerable impact on quality of life. Fortunately, understanding the pathophysiology of both canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis has allowed for the development of various repositioning techniques. For a small subset of patients with intractable BPPV, posterior canal occlusion is a safe, straightforward, and highly efficacious procedure.

Keywords

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo BPPV management Dix-Hallpike Particle repositioning maneuver Semicircular canal occlusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and DentistryWestern University, London Health Sciences Centre-University HospitalLondonCanada

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