Hearing changes and questionnaire responses in patients with paramedian suboccipital vestibular neurectomy

H Nakahara, S Takemori, Y Seki, H Umezu
Acta Oto-laryngologica. Supplementum 2001, 545: 108-12
In order to determine the effectiveness of paramedian suboccipital transmeatal vestibular neurectomy, pre- and postoperative neurotological studies were conducted and questionnaire responses of 30 patients who underwent surgery were evaluated. Hearing was maintained within 10 dB of the preoperative level or improved in 54% of patients 2 years after surgery. Questionnaire responses indicated that all patients suffering from intractable vertigo experienced no vertiginous symptoms after surgery. Based on this study, we conclude that paramedian suboccipital transmeatal vestibular neurectomy is a useful method for relieving ear-related vertigo.

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