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Res Vestib Sci. 2017 Jun;16(2):64-68. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.21790/rvs.2017.16.2.64
Abrahamsen ER , Hougaard DD .
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery & Audiology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark. e.abrahamsen@rn.dk
Abstract

Case history of a 67-year-old man diagnosed with posterior benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) with extremely long latencies after holding the Dix-Hallpike position for five minutes. Additional vestibular assessment indicated partial unilateral hypofunction. The patient had a history compatible with classic BPPV. This patient, however, did not have any positional nystagmus after doing standard positional testing. With extremely prolonged Dix-Hallpike testing (five minutes), the patient experienced nausea and vertigo. Concomitantly classic peripheral nystagmus was observed. After a total of seventeen treatments in a reposition chair a total relief of symptoms was obtained. The extremely long latencies observed in this patient were ascribed to otoconial adherence and/or otoconial size. This type of BPPV has not previously been described.

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