Infralabyrinthine approach to vestibular neurectomy in Menière's disease

K Tomoda, N Kubo, Y Hosoda, M Komeda, H Cho, S Shiraishi, T Yamashita
Acta Oto-laryngologica. Supplementum 1995, 519: 230-3
The infralabyrinthine approach to vestibular neurectomy was performed in 9 patients with unilateral Menière's disease. According to the AAOO (1972) criteria, 7 of 9 cases were graded as class B and the remaining 2 cases as class C. Otherwise, according to the AAO-HNS (1985) criteria, 6 patients who could be followed over 2 years were all graded as 'complete' at the vertigo control. The compensation of the spontaneous vestibular signs was rapid in the first 2 postoperative weeks, though an occasional imbalance on movement persisted even 3 years after the operation. No specific caloric reaction was elicited in any patient after warm or cold water irrigation of the operated side in any postoperative period. There have been no serious complications except a delayed facial palsy that appeared in one case one week after surgery. This approach offers access to the vestibular nerve with minimal risk and morbidity.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


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

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


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"