Semont liberatory manoeuvre


Semont liberatory manoeuvre
a series of head and body movements used to move microscopic debris from the posterior semicircular canals in the inner ear. It is used in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Semont liberatory manoeuvre — a series of head and body movements used to move microscopic debris from the posterior semicircular canal in the inner ear. It is used in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • benign paroxysmal positional vertigo — (BPPV) a common cause of vertigo in which the patient complains of brief episodes of rotary vertigo precipitated by sudden head movements. It is thought to be due to microscopic debris in the posterior semicircular canal. Treatment is with a… …   Medical dictionary

  • benign paroxysmal positional vertigo — BPPV a common cause of vertigo in which the patient complains of brief episodes of rotatory vertigo precipitated by sudden head movements. It is thought to be due to microscopic debris derived from the otoliths of the utricle and displaced into… …   The new mediacal dictionary