[Clinical analysis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo associated with Meniere's disease]

Lin Chuang Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Oct 20;30(20):1615-1619. doi: 10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2016.20.009.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective:To explore treatment and therapeutic effectiveness of patients with Meniere' s disease and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.Method: A series of BPPV 60 cases was retrospective analyzed. The patients were divided into three groups: Meniere' s disease with multiple semicircular canal BPPV(n=6), with single semicircular canal BPPV (n=11) and BPPV without Meniere' s disease group(Control,n=43). All patients were diagnosed by the Dix-Hallpike test or roll test and treated with the canalith repositioning procedure. The outcomes were compared among the three groups. Result: Unilateral semicircular canal BPPV was more than bilateral BPPV, the posterior semicircular canal was the most common canal involved, and multiple semicircular canal BPPV with Meniere' s disease patients needed repeated canalith repositioning procedure and had a higher recurrence rate.Conclusion:A lower success rate of treatment and a higher recurrence rate was found in BPPV patients with Meniere' s disease compared with those without Meniere' s disease . The recurrence rate is highest in multiple semicircular canal BPPV with Meniere' s disease.

Keywords: Meniere's disease; benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; canalith repositioning procedure.

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