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Clinical features of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in Western Turkey.
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PMID:  18408373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: It was the aim of this study to analyze the clinical manifestations, the incidence of each variant and the comorbid conditions of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as well as the response to treatment. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-seven patients with BPPV were reviewed prospectively. An extensive neurotologic examination was performed. All patients were treated with an appropriate canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM). RESULTS: In 138 patients, the posterior canal (PC) was involved, in 14 patients, the horizontal canal (HC), in 2 patients, the anterior canal (AC), and in 3 patients, both the PC and HC. A history of head trauma was identified in 17 patients. In 1 patient sensorineural hearing loss on the affected side and in another bilateral peripheral vestibular loss was present. A history of migraine was reported in 21 cases. A resolution attributable to the first CRM was achieved in 132 patients. CONCLUSIONS: PC involvement was the most frequent type constituting 87.9% of all BPPV cases. HC, AC and mixed canal types were relatively rare constituting 8.9, 1.3 and 1.9% of the cases, respectively. Response to the first CRM was recorded in 84.1%. Association with migraine was recorded in 13.4% of the patients.
Neşe Celebisoy; Fatma Polat; Onder Akyurekli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European neurology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1421-9913     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-14     Completed Date:  2008-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150760     Medline TA:  Eur Neurol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Neurology, Ege University Medical School, Bornova, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Craniocerebral Trauma / epidemiology
Hearing Loss / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Migraine Disorders / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Turkey / epidemiology
Vertigo / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  therapy

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