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Vol. 54. Issue 7.
Pages 527-530 (September 2003)
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Vol. 54. Issue 7.
Pages 527-530 (September 2003)
Diagnóstico y tratamiento de un caso de vértigo posicional paroxístico benigno del canal horizontal
Diagnosis And Treatment of a case of Horizontal Canal Positional Vertigo
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J.C. Amor Dorado1, J.P. Rubio Rodríguez, J. Rossi Vargas
Servicio De Otorrinolaringología. Complejo Hospitalario Xeral-Calde. Lugo
C. Costa Ribas*
* Medicina Familiar Y Comunitaria. Centro De Salud De Fingoi. Lugo
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Presentamos un caso de vértigo posicional paroxístico benigno (VPPB) del canal horizontal que presentaba un nistagmo ageotrópico de dirección cambiante, en el que empleamos una prueba diagnóstica consistente en la hiperflexión cervical que nos orientó sobre el lado en que realizar la maniobra de recolocación de partículas específica.

Palabras Clave:
Vértigo posicional paroxístico benigno
Canal horizontal
Hiperflexión cervical
Maniobra de recolocación de partículas
Abstract

Ahorizontal canal positional vertigo with apogeotropic and persistent directional changing nystagmus is reported. A new procedure consisting in cervical hiperflexion was used to determine the affected side in order to perform a particle repositioning manoeuvre.

Key Words:
Benign paroxistic positional vertigo
Horizontal semicircular canal
Cervical hiperflexion
Particle repositioning manoeuvre

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