Horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in a fighter pilot

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the peripheral vestibular system, characterized by intense, positional provoked vertigo. BPPV is thought to occur due to canalithiasis of the posterior semicircular canal. Recently, a new entity of BPPV, known as horizontal c...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Published in:Journal of neurosciences in rural practice, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2011), p. 80-3
Main Author: Xie, Su-Jiang
Other Involved Persons: Wang, Jiang-Chang ; Ding, Li ; Sun, Xi-Qing
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:0976-3147
Item Description:Date Completed 14.07.2011
Date Revised 15.07.2019
published: Print
Citation Status PubMed-not-MEDLINE
Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.4103/0976-3147.80113
Subjects:
QR Code: Show QR Code
Description:
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the peripheral vestibular system, characterized by intense, positional provoked vertigo. BPPV is thought to occur due to canalithiasis of the posterior semicircular canal. Recently, a new entity of BPPV, known as horizontal canal (HC)-BPPV, has been recognized. Although only 3 to 8% of BPPV is due to horizontal canal involvement, HC-BPPV is not rare. We present a case of a naval fighter pilot who had an incident of HC-BPPV on the ground. The pilot aeromedical evaluation and considerations are discussed