Which surgical procedures are contraindicated for the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018
  • Author: John C Li, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Complete destruction of the affected inner ear is excessive, considering that only the posterior semicircular canal is involved. Therefore, the authors would not recommend labyrinthectomy or vestibular nerve section, except in the most extreme of cases.


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