[Treatment of the benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) by Epley maneuver]

V Pino Rivero, C G Pantoja Hernández, A González Palomino, M E Mora Santos, M Marcos García, C Montero García, A Blasco Huelva
Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-americanos 2007, 34 (1): 67-73
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common of the peripheral vertigo. We report the case of a 45 years old female with that pathology suspected by the symptoms which the patient related to head changes of positions and movements. Her diagnosis was confirmed by the maneuver of Dix-Hallpike, that was positive, and the treatment consisted in a maneuver of canalicular reposition according to Epley's technique. Such maneuver was successful and actually the patient is without symptoms after more than 2 years since the first episode. Finally we have performed a bibliographic review to verify the effectiveness of that treatment.

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