Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Benign Vertigo Underlying Cause

This condition is usually caused by a collection of particles in the semicircular canals, which are located in the inner ear. These structures control normal balance and position sense. The particles cause the semicircular canals to send false signals to the brain that do not match signals coming from the eyes and rest of the body. The mismatch results in vertigo.

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Last Updated: Jul 2, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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