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Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo in Children

Vertigo Center—San Bernardino Policlinic of Salò, 25087 Brescia, Italy
ENT Department—ARNAS Garibaldi of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, Section of Audiology, University of Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy
Pediatric Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery Unit, Children Hospital—ASST Spedali Civili of Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy
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Audiol. Res. 2021, 11(1), 47-54;
Received: 21 December 2020 / Revised: 22 January 2021 / Accepted: 25 January 2021 / Published: 1 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Positional Vertigo)
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and analyze clinical parameters of benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV) in a pediatric age. A cohort of 423 children under the age of 15 (median age 11. interquartile range 9–13) was submitted to vestibular assessment for balance disorders. Dix-Hallpike and Roll-Supine tests were performed to look for positioning nystagmus using video-infrared goggles. BPPV was found in 43 of 423 children evaluated for balance disorders (10.2%). There were 28 females (65.1%) and 15 (34.9%) males. The posterior canal was involved in 79% of cases and the horizontal canal in 21% of cases. No apogeotropic bilateral or anterior canal form were seen. Thus, BPPV is not an infrequent type of vertigo in children and must be evaluated as soon as possible in order to plan the most appropriate maneuver and restore daily activities as soon as possible, avoiding anxiety and fear. View Full-Text
Keywords: children; vertigo; benign positional paroxysmal vertigo children; vertigo; benign positional paroxysmal vertigo
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Balzanelli, C.; Spataro, D.; Redaelli de Zinis, L.O. Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo in Children. Audiol. Res. 2021, 11, 47-54.

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Balzanelli C, Spataro D, Redaelli de Zinis LO. Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo in Children. Audiology Research. 2021; 11(1):47-54.

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Balzanelli, Cristiano, Daniele Spataro, and Luca O. Redaelli de Zinis 2021. "Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo in Children" Audiology Research 11, no. 1: 47-54.

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