Combined vestibular neurectomy and endolymphatic sac shunt via the retrosigmoid approach in the treatment of Ménière's disease

J A Rivas, J E Guzmán
Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal 2000, 79 (8): 571-5
The nature of surgical treatment for Ménière's disease has evolved from destructive to conservative in the interest of preserving hearing. We have performed a combined procedure that involves a vestibular neurectomy to control vertigo, which is followed by an endolymphatic sac shunt to control hydrops in 26 patients. Both procedures are performed via the retrosigmoid approach during the same surgical step. We believe this combination procedure is a worthwhile option to consider in order to achieve good control of vertigo and endolymphatic hydrops and to preserve hearing in patients with Ménière's disease.

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