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Journal of the Korean Balance Society 2005;4(2): 230-237.
양성돌발성 두위현훈의 치료에 대한 예후인자
소윤경, 정원호, 부성현, 정영준, 이현석, 이우영, 박기남
성균관대학교 의과대학 이비인후과교실
Factors Affecting Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Yoon Kyoung So, Won Ho Chung, Sung Hyun Boo, Young Jun Chung, Hyun Seok Lee, Woo Young Lee, Ki Nam Park
Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. whchung@smc.samsung.co.kr
ABSTRACT
al vestibular loss, accompanying sudden SNHL, underlying disease such as hypertension or diabetes, change of involved canal during treatment course and number of treatment visits. Statistical analysis using Pearson χ2 test was performed.
Results:   Three hundred thirty-one patients with BPPV who received treatment were identified from 2001 to 2005. 85.2% required one treatment visit, 12.4% required a second treatment visit, and 98.2% were successfully treated after three treatment visits. Variables such as bilateral disease, anterior canal BPPV, post-traumatic BPPV, duration of symptom before treatment and change of involved canal during treatment were significantly related with number of treatments.
Conclusion:   Patients with anterior semicircular canal BPPV or bilateral BPPV or with recent head trauma or longer duration of symptom are more likely to require multiple visits for canalith repositioning.
Keywords: Vertigo; Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; BPPV, Canalith repositioning procedures; Trauma
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