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Korean J Audiol. 2014 Apr;18(1):41-4. doi: 10.7874/kja.2014.18.1.41. Epub 2014 Apr 14.

A Case of Post-Traumatic Meniere's Disease.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

There are only a few reports of post-traumatic Meniere's disease and there is few literature that contains detailed data associated with the disease. We report a case of post-traumatic Meniere's disease. He suffered from tinnitus, fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss, and recurrent vertigo. Symptomatic medical treatment was not helpful and neither was soft tissue plugging around the oval and round windows during exploratory tympanotomy. Three months after soft tissue plugging, endolymphatic sac decompression surgery was performed. The patient's symptoms improved markedly thereafter. The clinical significance of post-traumatic Meniere's disease is described and we present a brief review of the literature.

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Endolymphatic hydrops; Endolymphatic sac decompression surgery; Post-traumatic Meniere's disease

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