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2022 Mar 14

Audiol Res



Atypical Positional Vertigo: Definition, Causes, and Mechanisms.


Carmona S, Zalazar G J, Fernández M, Grinstein G, Lemos J
Audiol Res. 2022 Mar 14; 12(2):152-161.
PMID: 35314613.


Paroxysmal positional vertigo is a frequent cause for consultation. When approaching these patients, we try to differentiate central from peripheral causes, but sometimes we find manifestations that generate diagnostic doubts. In this review, we address atypical paroxysmal positional vertigo, reviewing the literature on the subject and giving a provisional definition of atypical positional vertigo as well as outlining its causes and pathophysiological mechanisms.