Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 4

Balance Profiling in Adults - Our Experience at Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of Central India

Rupa Meheta, Shashank Nema* and Nitin M Nagarkar

Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur, India

*Corresponding Author: Shashank Nema, Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur, India.

Received: February 19, 2022; Published: March 23, 2022


This study aimed to evaluate the etiology, clinical profile, morbidity, diagnosis, and management of vertigo among adult patients at a tertiary care teaching hospital of Central India. Fifty nine adult patients with average age of 45 years those who attended/referred Vertigo clinic during April 2021 to January 2022 were included in the study. The detailed etiology, clinical presentations, diagnostic methods, and treatment were assessed. Out of ‘59’ patients, ‘34’ of them i.e. (57.62%) have been diagnosed with significant differential vestibular and balance pathology, rest ‘25’ (42.37%) of them had absolutely normal findings in Vestibular evaluation. The most common vestibular disorders were benign peripheral paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) (64.7%), Vestibular migraine (8.82%) acute vestibular neuritis (8.82%). Hypertension was most common systemic disorder found to be associated in 46% vertigo patient whereas Diabetes mellitus was found in 36% patients suffering from vertigo. The study established Balance disorder as potential pathological burden in the society of Central India with lack of awareness about its assessment and management.

Keywords: Vertigo; Dizziness; BPPV; Vestibular Disorder; Epidemiology; Central India


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Citation: Shashank Nema. “Balance Profiling in Adults - Our Experience at Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of Central India".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.4 (2022): 34-38.


Copyright: © 2022 Shashank Nema. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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