COMPARISON OF EFFICACY OF SEMONTS MANOEUVRE VERSUS VESTIBULAR SEDDATIVE IN POSITIONAL VERTIGO
Objective: To carry out the comparison of the effectiveness of Semont manoeuvre and Vestibular Sedative in the management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Study Design: Quasi experimental study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of ENT, Combined Military Hospital Peshawar Pakistan, from Jan to Jul 2020.
Methodology: The study was conducted on 60 patients who were diagnosed Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo by Dix Hallpike test. The patients were divided into 2 groups of 30 each. Group A was treated with vestibular sedative and group B was treated with Semont manoeuvre. The examination of all patients was done on day 3, day 7 and day 14 and the results were documented.
Results: The study was conducted on 60 patients who were diagnosed benign paroxysmal positional vertigo by Dix Hallpike test the study revealed that the 30 cases which were treated by Semont manoeuvre, 25 cases were completely symptom free after 14 days. Meanwhile out of 30 cases which were managed by oral vestibular sedative, only 4 cases showed complete recovery after 14 days. Chi square test was used to compare the results. The results revealed that Semont manoeuvre is more effective in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo than vestibular sedative.
Conclusion: Semont manoeuvre is more effective in the management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo than vestibular sedative.