Fenestration and occlusion of posterior semicircular canal for patients with intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

@article{Hawthorne1994FenestrationAO,
  title={Fenestration and occlusion of posterior semicircular canal for patients with intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.},
  author={Maurice R Hawthorne and Mervat el-Naggar},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1994},
  volume={108 11},
  pages={935-9}
}
A series of 15 patients with intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) who had fenestration and occlusion of the posterior semicircular canal (FOP) surgery commencing in December 1990 are reported. Follow-up was from 14 to 40 months. All patients reported a cure of their positional vertigo. No patient regretted having the surgery. All patients had a negative Dix-Hallpike test post-operatively and the test remained negative for the duration of follow-up. Eight patients had a mild… CONTINUE READING