A retrospective study on benign paraoxysmal positional vertigo in a tertiary health care facility of North India
Keywords:Vertigo, Epley’s maneuver, Benign paraoxysmal positional vertigo, Positional testing
Background: Benign paraoxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) has been attributed to be one of the commonest causes of vertigo presenting to the clinician. However, this often remains undiagnosed and undertreated, epidemiology remaining an underexplored territory for this disorder.
Methods: A study was carried out at outpatient clinic, Ear Nose Throat, Head and Neck services, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Punjab over a period of one year from 1st January to 31st December 2018. Based upon history, detailed otological examination, and Dix-Hallpike testing, 374 patients were evaluated for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo presenting with complaint of vertigo and dizziness in the vertigo clinic and were treated with Epley’s maneuver.
Results: Out of 374 patients evaluated, 79 patients were diagnosed as BPPV and underwent office management in the form of Epley’s maneuver.
Conclusions: This study helps in effective team approach among practitioners and clinicians in the hospital for referring vertigo cases to ENT OPD for effective management of vertigo.
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