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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Following Electroconvulsive Therapy [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(2): 212-214 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.26937

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Following Electroconvulsive Therapy

Leyla Kansu
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Patients with severe major depression most commonly undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Although this procedure is usually safe and the complication rates are very low, some side-effects and medical complications are observed. The reported adverse effects are generally minor in severity, and vertigo is one of these complications. We presented a case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) occurring after ECT and aimed to discuss the pathophysiological mechanism of this condition. To the best of our knowledge, there are no other case reports regarding the co-occurrence.

Keywords: Electroconvulsive therapy, complication, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Leyla Kansu. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Following Electroconvulsive Therapy. Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(2): 212-214

Corresponding Author: Leyla Kansu, Türkiye
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