The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

(RF) Otorhinolaryngology

Bilateral benign paroxysmal positional vertigo following a tooth implantation

Daniel M. Kaplan M.D. a1, Uriel Attal M.Sc., D.M.D. a2 and Mordechai Kraus M.D. a1
a1 Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel.
a2 The Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.

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kaplan m   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
attal u   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
kraus m   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 


Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause of vertigo and may occur following recent head trauma. Bilateral involvement in BPPV is considered rare and has received little attention in the medical literature. We describe an unusual case of bilateral BPPV in a middle-aged woman that presented during a dental implantation, performed with the use of osteotomes. We discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic challenge of this entity.

Key Words: Vertigo; Dentistry, Operative.