Res Vestib Sci.  2020 Dec;19(4):111-119. 10.21790/rvs.2020.19.4.111.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Diagnostic Criteria and Updated Practice Guideline in Diagnosis

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Myongji Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea


Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of recurrent vertigo that is characterized by sudden onset of vertigo elicited by positional change. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and American Academy of Neurology provided clinical practice guideline for BPPV in 2008. Since then, Bárány Society has published BPPV diagnostic criteria in 2015, and AAO-HNS has revised BPPV clinical practice guideline in 2017 to publish update version. This article reviewed recent diagnostic criteria for BPPV included in the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders of Bárány Society and updated practice guideline in the BPPV diagnosis presented by AAO-HNS.


Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; Diagnosis; Criteria; Semicircular canals; 양성돌발두위현훈; 진단; 기준; 반고리관
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