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J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jan;24(1):e89-90. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318272d9e0.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo following septorhinoplasty.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Baskent University, Istanbul Hospital, Cevre Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. ozbalayca@yahoo.com

Abstract

We present 2 cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) following septorhinoplasty. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo following septorhinoplasty is an unusual entity. Two young women who had difficulty in breathing and nasal deformity underwent septorhinoplasty. On the second and the third postoperative days, the patients experienced vertigo that was induced by position changes. Both patients had neither preexisting ear disease nor vertigo before the surgery. All the examinations were normal. With Dix-Hallpike maneuver, which is the criterion-standard test, the characteristic nystagmus was observed. Right posterior canal BPPV was diagnosed, and they were both treated with Epley canalith repositioning maneuver. Publications related to postsurgical vertigo are available in literature, but it is still an underdiagnosed disorder. We would like to mention about this rare entity and inform the surgeons that they must keep in mind that a patient who is complaining about vertigo or dizziness after the surgery should be observed and investigated for BPPV.

PMID:
23348352
DOI:
10.1097/SCS.0b013e318272d9e0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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