Ageotropic Horizontal Positional Nystagmus

BPPV is a common disorder, typically easily treated once identified.  The vast majority (over 90%) of cases of BPPV involve free floating debris in the posterior canal on one side. These types of BPPV responds well to the Epley maneuver. There are other, less common and less easily-treated variants of BPPV. Occasionally, the debris will…

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Meniere’s Update 4.5: Middle Ear Muscles and Meniere’s

Middle Ear Muscles and Meniere’s Last week, I mentioned that a study advocated severing the tendons to the tensor tympani and stapedius muscles as a treatment for Meniere’s disease. I admitted that I was not familiar with this treatment and decided to look into it. Here is what I found: For this to make any…

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