canalith repositioning maneuver


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canalith repositioning maneuver

a maneuver to reposition otolithic debris from the semicircular ducts, usually the posterior, to the utricle in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Synonym(s): Epley maneuver

canalith repositioning maneuver

Use of the Hallpike maneuver to reposition a canalith in the semicircular canal(s) to relieve benign positional vertigo. Synonym: Epley maneuver See: Hallpike maneuver
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Our model may also explain why some patients are more susceptible to BPPV and more resistant to treatment with canalith repositioning maneuvers.
The author conducted a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of a falling sensation in patients who underwent the Epley canalith repositioning maneuver for the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Each patient was treated with the canalith repositioning maneuver described by Epley.
We assessed the efficacy of the canalith repositioning maneuver by comparing it with no treatment in a population of patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Postural restrictions were advised by Epley after canalith repositioning maneuvers.