[Long-term results of surgical treatment of intractable Menière's disease for control of vertigo]

S Yin, G Ke, N Gu, P Shen, S Zhang, Y Wu, W Zang
Lin Chuang Er Bi Yan Hou Ke za Zhi, Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology 1999, 13 (7): 291-2

OBJECTIVE: To acquire the long-term (an average of over 10 years follow-up) results of surgical treatment of patients with Meniere's disease for control of vertigo.

METHOD: Endolymphatic sac surgery was done in 6 cases (1 case of endolymphatic sac decompression and 5 cases of sac-mastoid shunting) and translabyrinth vestibular neurotomy was operated on 6 cases.

RESULT: Complete relief from symptoms of vertigo occurred in the 6 cases through vestibular neurotomy and there were no recurrence in 11-13 years follow-up. Three of 6 cases with endolymphatic sac surgery had complete control of vertigo and were cured clinically. Symptoms of vertigo of the rest 3 cases were effectively controlled.

CONCLUSION: Endolymphatic sac surgery and translabyrinth vestibular neurotomy are effective way for control of vertigo of patients with intractable Meniere's disease. Translabyrinth vestibular neurotomy are more effective for control of vertigo for appropriately selected patients.

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