Decompression of Saccus Endolymphaticus in the Therapy of Menière’s Disease


Authors: S. Krempaská;  J. Kovaľ
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika otorinolaryngológie a chirurgie hlavy a krku, UNLP a LF UPJŠ Košice prednosta prof. MUDr. J. Kovaľ, CSc.
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, 62, 2013, No. 1, pp. 31-34.
Category: Case Reports

Overview

The authors present the case of e 48 years old patient with bilateral Menière’s disease. The disease began on the right side and in spite of two-years lasting conservative treatment repeated attacks occurred and hearing on the right side deteriorate to the level of virtual deafness. Two years later the disease became manifest on the left side, when a sudden fluctuating hearing disorder began as well as tinnitus and the feeling of pressure in the ear. Vertigo was mild, last only three days and never occurred later. The patient underwent conservative as well as local invasive treatment repeatedly without improvement of the condition. Ten months later decompression of saccus endolymphaticus was applied. The therapy resulted in a marked hearing improvement, diminution of tinnitus and disappearance of the feeling of full ear. The disease became stabilized after two years with normal hearing on the left side and absent vertigo.

Keywords:
Menière’s disease, decompression of saccus endolymphaticus.


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