[Middle ear overpressure with Meniett in Menière disease: indications, results at short and middle terms in 53 cases]

H Faict, D Bouccara
Revue de Laryngologie—Otologie—Rhinologie 2007, 128 (1): 33-6

OBJECTIVES: To expose the results obtained at short and middle terms and the tolerance of over pressure treatment with Meniett in Menière disease.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pressure treatment using Meniett device was initiated for 53 patients suffering of unilateral or bilateral active Menière's disease, despite medical treatment and physiotherapy.

RESULTS: Retrospective analysis of the data demonstrate i) no complications due to the tympanostomy tube, ii) with a 4 months follow up after the treatment, a total control or reduction of vertigo in respectively 65% and 24.5% of the initially treated patients.

CONCLUSION: The overpressure treatment with Meniett has been well tolerated. It can be repeated in case of recurrence of the symptoms. It is an interesting alternative for the treatment of Menière disease.

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