Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): idiopathic versus post-traumatic.

  title={Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): idiopathic versus post-traumatic.},
  author={Athanasios Katsarkas},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  volume={119 7},
Between October 1974 and August 1997 in our Dizziness Clinic (n = 15,233), 2,523 patients were found to suffer from BPPV. All patients were assessed and followed up by the author. Patients (n = 337) having other ear or neurological diseases were excluded from this retrospective study. In 1644/2186 (75.21%) patients, the type of nystagmus was clinically identified in two opposite directions of gaze in the provocative head position. These patients were divided into two groups: i) idiopathic (n… CONTINUE READING

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