J Neurol Phys Ther 2019 07;43(3):186-191
Balance Disorders and Ataxia Service, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (L.P., D.J.S.); Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia (L.P., D.J.S.); Dizzy Day Clinics, Melbourne, Australia (L.P., K.M.); Department of Neurosurgery (K.B.) and Medical Imaging Department (N.T.), St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia (K.J.D.); and Neuroscience Department, Cerebellar Ataxia Clinic, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia (D.J.S.).
Background And Purpose: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of positional vertigo. The term "benign" is consistent with a peripheral vestibular disorder that does not carry the potentially sinister sequelae of a central nervous system (CNS) cause. However, in 12% to 20% of cases, positional vertigo may be attributed to CNS pathology, including tumors of the cerebellum. Read More