Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

A survey of the nature of trauma of post-traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Int J Audiol 2015; 54(5):329-33IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

A clinical description of post-traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (t-BPPV) in a large cohort is reported, sometimes caused by apparently insignificant minor head traumas. The aim of the study was to carefully assess the prevalence of t-BPPV and the main outcomes belonging to specific traumatic events.

DESIGN

Retrospective analysis of medical records of t-BPPV cases among patients suffering from BPPV.

STUDY SAMPLE

Among 3060 patients with a clinical diagnosis of BPPV, we reviewed 716 clinical cases in which a clear association to a traumatic event was present.

RESULTS

A traumatic event was identified in 23.4% of total enrolled BPPV patients. Some minor head traumas could be more prone to determine BPPV in females. We confirmed that t-BPPV appeared significantly more difficult to treat than idiopathic form. Posterior canal t-BPPV cases required more treatment sessions before obtaining therapeutic success, while horizontal ones recovered at most after two repositioning maneuvers.

CONCLUSION

Post-traumatic BPPV is considered one of the most common known etiologies. An accurate understanding of trauma mechanism, gender prevalence, and therapeutic success rates of each event, could be useful in adequately treating and planning follow-up examinations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

* Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" , Rome , Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25594333

Citation

Pisani, Valerio, et al. "A Survey of the Nature of Trauma of Post-traumatic Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 54, no. 5, 2015, pp. 329-33.
Pisani V, Mazzone S, Di Mauro R, et al. A survey of the nature of trauma of post-traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Int J Audiol. 2015;54(5):329-33.
Pisani, V., Mazzone, S., Di Mauro, R., Giacomini, P. G., & Di Girolamo, S. (2015). A survey of the nature of trauma of post-traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. International Journal of Audiology, 54(5), pp. 329-33. doi:10.3109/14992027.2014.989454.
Pisani V, et al. A Survey of the Nature of Trauma of Post-traumatic Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Int J Audiol. 2015;54(5):329-33. PubMed PMID: 25594333.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - A survey of the nature of trauma of post-traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. AU - Pisani,Valerio, AU - Mazzone,Sara, AU - Di Mauro,Roberta, AU - Giacomini,Pier Giorgio, AU - Di Girolamo,Stefano, Y1 - 2015/01/16/ PY - 2015/1/17/entrez PY - 2015/1/17/pubmed PY - 2016/1/9/medline KW - BPPV KW - Post-traumatic KW - outcome KW - semicircular canal KW - vertigo SP - 329 EP - 33 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 54 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: A clinical description of post-traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (t-BPPV) in a large cohort is reported, sometimes caused by apparently insignificant minor head traumas. The aim of the study was to carefully assess the prevalence of t-BPPV and the main outcomes belonging to specific traumatic events. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of medical records of t-BPPV cases among patients suffering from BPPV. STUDY SAMPLE: Among 3060 patients with a clinical diagnosis of BPPV, we reviewed 716 clinical cases in which a clear association to a traumatic event was present. RESULTS: A traumatic event was identified in 23.4% of total enrolled BPPV patients. Some minor head traumas could be more prone to determine BPPV in females. We confirmed that t-BPPV appeared significantly more difficult to treat than idiopathic form. Posterior canal t-BPPV cases required more treatment sessions before obtaining therapeutic success, while horizontal ones recovered at most after two repositioning maneuvers. CONCLUSION: Post-traumatic BPPV is considered one of the most common known etiologies. An accurate understanding of trauma mechanism, gender prevalence, and therapeutic success rates of each event, could be useful in adequately treating and planning follow-up examinations. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25594333/A_survey_of_the_nature_of_trauma_of_post_traumatic_benign_paroxysmal_positional_vertigo_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14992027.2014.989454 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -