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Long-term follow-up of patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
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PMID:  20297928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSIONS: Recurrence of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (PC-BPPV) developed in one-third of patients when followed for an average of 5 years from diagnosis. History of head trauma and Ménière's disease contributed significantly to recurrence (p < 0.05). History of head trauma as an etiologic cause was more frequent in patients with recurrence of PC-BPPV.
OBJECTIVES: To estimate recurrence in the long-term follow-up of patients with PC-BPPV after successful canalith repositioning maneuvers, and to determine which factors contribute to recurrence.
METHODS: The charts of 118 patients with PC-BPPV were reviewed. Data of patients were recorded from the initial evaluation and treatment. Follow-up was performed at mean of 64 +/- 7.7 months after the initial phase. The Dix-Hallpike maneuver was performed for diagnosis, and all patients were treated by the canalith repositioning maneuver, which was repeated every 3 days until the patients were symptom-free or results of the Dix-Hallpike maneuver were negative.
RESULTS: At diagnosis, the most common etiology was idiopathic in 55 patients (46.6%). Recurrence occurred in 39 of 118 patients (33.1%). Recurrence occurred within the first 2 years in 21 of the 39 patients (53.8%). History of head trauma was a more frequent finding in patients who developed recurrence (12 of 39, 30.8%).
Leyla Kansu; Suat Avci; Ismail Yilmaz; Levent N Ozluoglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1009-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Turkey / epidemiology
Vertigo / epidemiology*,  therapy
Young Adult

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