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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-101

Clinical evaluation of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo


1 Department of Surgery (ENT), College of Health Sciences University of Abuja, Nigeria; Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2 Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
Titus S Ibekwe
University of Abuja and Association of African Universities Scholar (Visiting Lecturer and Researcher), University of Cape Town, South Africa, PMB 117, Garki Abuja, Nigeria

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.103550

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Background: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a mechanical peripheral vestibular disorder which may involve any of the three semicircular canals but principally the posterior. In as much as the literature has described theories to explain the mechanism of BPPV and also contains scholarly works that elucidate BPPV; its management remains an enigma to most clinicians. To this end, this work was aimed at outlining an evidence-based best practice for most common form of BPPV. Materials and Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted between 1948 and June 2011 in PubMed, Embase, Ovid, and Cochrane database through the online Library of the University of Cape Town. Seventy-nine worthy articles that addressed the study were selected on consensus of the two authors. Conclusion: There is consensus for the use of canalith repositioning procedures as the best form of treatment for posterior canal canalolithiasis. However, successful treatment is dependent on accurate identification of the implicated canal and the form of lithiasis. Furthermore, clinicians should note that there is no place for pharmacological treatment of BPPV; unless it is to facilitate repositioning.


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