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International Journal of OtolaryngologyVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 483965, 13 pages

Review Article

ENT Department, Tzanio General Hospital of Piraeus, Afentouli 1 and Zanni, 18536 Piraeus, Greece

ENT Department, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Street, Haidari, 12462 Athens, Greece

Received 15 February 2011; Accepted 7 May 2011

Academic Editor: Paolo Vannucchi

Copyright © 2011 Dimitris G. Balatsouras et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo BPPV is a common peripheral vestibular disorder encountered in primary care and specialist otolaryngology and neurology clinics. It is associated with a characteristic paroxysmal positional nystagmus, which can be elicited with specific diagnostic positional maneuvers, such as the Dix-Hallpike test and the supine roll test. Current clinical research focused on diagnosing and treating various types of BPPV, according to the semicircular canal involved and according to the implicated pathogenetic mechanism. Cases of multiple-canal BPPV have been specifically investigated because until recently these were resistant to treatment with standard canalith repositioning procedures. Probably, the most significant factor in diagnosis of the type of BPPV is observation of the provoked nystagmus, during the diagnostic positional maneuvers. We describe in detail the various types of nystagmus, according to the canals involved, which are the keypoint to accurate diagnosis.

Autor: Dimitris G. Balatsouras, George Koukoutsis, Panayotis Ganelis, George S. Korres, and Antonis Kaberos

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