Horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo with ipsilateral hearing loss

H. Rambold*, W. Heide, C. Helmchen

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The etiology of benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo (h-BPPV) of the horizontal semicircular is unknown. Insight was obtained from two patients with h-BPPV and associated hearing impairment. Based on the different inner ear lesion patterns in neurolabyrinthitis contrary to ischemic labyrinthine infarction we assessed multiple vestibulo-cochlear functions for the first time in two patients who suffered from h-BPPV with sudden unilateral hearing loss. While in patient no. 1 the lesion pattern (posterior canal paresis in addition to the sudden hearing loss) could possibly be caused by ischemia of the common cochlear artery, the lesion pattern of patient no. 2 (hearing loss and ipsilateral paresis of the posterior and horizontal semicircular canal) exceeds the typical vascular labyrinthine territories and may indicate viral neurolabyrinthitis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2004

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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