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The introduction of the Lempert or Baloh "barbecue" maneuver in clinical practice has resolved many cases of paroxysmal positional vertigo of the horizontal semicircular canal. Unfortunately, this maneuver is rather difficult to perform in elderly or overweight patients and in those with reduced mobility. In such cases the Vannucchi "forced position" is the(More)
Semicircular canals in humans are three membranous tubes each forming two-thirds of a circle, arranged in a coordinate system. The horizontal semicircular canal makes a 30 degree angle with the horizontal plane, a phenomenon neither easily understood nor explained in Literature. This paper reports a personal opinion based on the theory of evolution. Before(More)
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