Role of epley’s manoeuvre in BPPV treatment: Our experience
Dr. Girish F Hongal, Dr. Sathyalakshmi MH
Among the causes of Vertigo Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the common cause where the problem lies in the Semicircular canal. Patients presented to ENT OPD with history of giddiness referred by Physician and Ophthalmologist to rule out ENT causes, of these 78 patients out of 396 were diagnosed to be suffering from BPPV. It was observed more common in the age groupn between 4th to 7th decades. The youngest patient reported was 41 years and oldest was 72 years. In this group there were 52 males and 26 females. The main modality of treatment was Epley’s Manoeuvre in cases diagnosed Dix-Hallpike positive patients diagnosed as BPPV. The mean age was 57.5 and all the cases were followed for about one year for the recurrence among which 12 patients had recurrence and with repeated Epley’s Manoeuvre had recovery.