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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(8); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(8): 1276-82.
Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - Canalith Repositioning Maneuver -
Young Ki Kim, MD, Woo Cheol Jeong, MD, and Yong Joo Yoon, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea
양성 발작성 두위현훈증의 치료 - 관석 정복술 -
김영기 · 정우철 · 윤용주
전북대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
ABSTRACT

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common, most often self-limited, vestibular end organ disorder that in some cases may be quite disabling. Canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM) relocate the free-floating particle (canalith) from the posterior semicircular canal through the common crus into the utricle, where they no longer induce vertigo. This report represents a prospective study of 22 consecutive patients diagnosd with BPPV. 17 patient (77%) were cured or significantly improved. 5 patients (23%) were improved slightly but not aggravated. Follow-up ranged from 2 to 13 months. Canalith repositioning maneuver is easy to perform and not time-consuming, therefore we recommend is as the first line treatment modality for BPPV.

Keywords: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigoCanalithiasisCanalith repositioning maneuver.
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