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How is surgery used to treat vertigo?

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In a few cases, surgery may be needed for vertigo.

If vertigo is caused by a more serious underlying problem, such as a tumor or injury to the brain or neck, treatment for those problems may help to alleviate the vertigo.

From: Vertigo WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Dizziness and vertigo."

Fife, T.D. , 2008. Neurology

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo."

Bhattacharyya, N. , 2008. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery

Hilton, M.P. Cochrane Summaries.

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Meniere's Disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Dizziness and vertigo."

Fife, T.D. , 2008. Neurology

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo."

Bhattacharyya, N. , 2008. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery

Hilton, M.P. Cochrane Summaries.

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Meniere's Disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

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