Intratympanic Steroid Perfusion for the Treatment of Meniere's Disease: A Retrospective Study. - Nose and Throat Journal Ear

Intratympanic Steroid Perfusion for the Treatment of Meniere's Disease: A Retrospective Study.

By Nose and Throat Journal Ear

  • Release Date - Published: 2004-06-01
  • Book Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Author: Nose and Throat Journal Ear
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Intratympanic Steroid Perfusion for the Treatment of Meniere's Disease: A Retrospective Study. Nose and Throat Journal Ear read online review & book description:

Abstract We conducted a retrospective outcomes review of the charts of 22 patients with Meniere's disease who were treated with intratympanic perfusion of methylprednisolone and/or dexamethasone. Outcomes were determined by subjective assessment of vertigo control and by objective changes in audiometric pure-tone average (PTA) and speech discrimination score (SDS). These evaluations were made at the first postperfusion visit (short term) and at least 12 months later (long term). In the short term, 12 patients (54.5%) achieved vertigo control, 4 patients (18.2%) demonstrated a greater than 10-dB improvement in PTA, and 1 patient (4.5%) experienced an increase in SDS of at least 15%. In the long term, the corresponding numbers of patients were 4 (18.2%), 2 (9.1%), and 1 (4.5%). The level of hearing ultimately deteriorated in 9 patients (40.9%). These findings suggest that intratympanic steroid perfusion does not result in any long-term alleviation of vertigo or hearing loss. However, the short-term alleviation of vertigo seen in approximately half of these patients suggests that this treatment may be useful for the temporary relief of symptoms of Meniere's disease.

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