OPEN IN READ APP
JOURNAL ARTICLE

High-dose intratympanic gentamicin instillations for treatment of Meniere's disease: long-term results

Li-Chun Hsieh, Hung-Ching Lin, Hsun-Tien Tsai, Yi-Ching Ko, Min-Tsan Shu, Li-Hui Lin
Acta Oto-laryngologica 2009, 129 (12): 1420-4
19922092

CONCLUSIONS: Administration of high-dose gentamicin for intractable Meniere's disease appears to be effective in achieving long-term control of vertigo. However, the safety of this route of administration with respect to the patient's hearing has not yet been sufficiently established.

OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to analyze the long-term results of patients receiving high-dose intratympanic gentamicin (ITG) instillation for refractory Meniere's disease.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with Meniere's disease according to 1995 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) guidelines who had failed medical (12 subjects) or surgical (2 subjects) treatment were included. Intratympanic injections of 27 mg/ml gentamicin were performed three times daily for 4 days. Vertigo control, the patients' functional level, and their hearing threshold were all analyzed. Criteria described in 1995 by AAO-HNS were used.

RESULTS: The overall successful vertigo control rate was 92.9% over the 2-year follow-up and 85.7% at long-term follow-up (average 10 years). Hearing level as pure-tone average was worse in four patients (28.5%) after 2 years follow-up and in six patients (42.8%) after long-term follow-up, respectively. Profound sensorineural hearing loss occurred as a result of gentamicin injection in one patient (7%).

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
19922092
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"