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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after decompression sickness: a first case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20015792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a common cause of vertigo. We describe a previously unreported case of this clinical entity in a young, fit recreational water diver, having experienced decompression illness. Full recovery occurred after hyperbaric recompression therapy, and he remained symptom free on 6-week follow-up. We review the literature and discuss the pathogenesis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, proposing that semicircular canal nitrogen bubble formation could have been the primary etiological event leading to this condition.
Authors:
Eric Dan-Goor; Julian C P Eden; Simon J Wilson; Joseph Dangoor; Benjamin R Wilson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  476-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
The London Diving Chamber and Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, London, England. edg232@aol.com
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