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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo due to a simultaneous involvement of both horizontal and posterior semicircular canals

Takao Imai, Noriaki Takeda, Mahito Ito, Koji Nakamae, Hideki Sakae, Hiromu Fujioka, Takashi Matsunaga, Takeshi Kubo
Audiology & Neuro-otology 2006, 11 (3): 198-205
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From April 2001 to November 2003, we investigated 8 patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) that was suspected to simultaneously affect both the horizontal and posterior semicircular canals (HSCC and PSCC). These cases showed typical vertical-torsional nystagmus induced by the Dix-Hallpike maneuver, followed by a horizontal nystagmus. They also showed a direction-changing geotropic or apogeotropic positional nystagmus triggered by lateral head rotations in the supine position. Using the three-dimensional analysis of the positional nystagmus, the rotation axis of the positional nystagmus had a component perpendicular to the plane of PSCC and another component perpendicular to the plane of HSCC. All these findings suggest that BPPV in these patients was a combination of posterior and horizontal canal BPPV. The observation of a vertical-torsional positional nystagmus should prompt the specialist to perform not only the canalith repositioning procedure, but also to execute lateral head turns in the supine position.

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