Benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood.

  title={Benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood.},
  author={B K Finkelhor and Lee A. Harker},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={97 10},
Benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood is a vestibular disorder characterized by multiple sudden brief episodes of true vertigo with nystagmus usually beginning after the age of 4. The diagnosis is based on the characteristic history, because the otologic and neurologic examinations, electronystagmogram, audiogram, and electroencephalogram are usually normal. The etiology of the disorder remains unknown, although a vascular disturbance of the posterior circulation with ischemia of the labyrinth… CONTINUE READING