Clinical study of tympanostomy tube placement for patients with intractable Ménière's disease.

  title={Clinical study of tympanostomy tube placement for patients with intractable M{\'e}ni{\`e}re's disease.},
  author={Yasuha Ogawa and Kunitoshi Otsuka and Arisa Hagiwara and Ayane Inagaki and Shin-ya Shimizu and Noboru Nagai and Shigeto Itani and Yasuhiko Saito and Madoka Suzuki},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  volume={129 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of tympanostomy tube placement in controlling symptoms of intractable Ménière's disease. METHODS Fifteen patients with intractable Ménière's disease underwent tympanostomy tube placement in the affected ear. Post-operative changes in vertigo attacks and hearing level were recorded, and were evaluated according to American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery criteria. RESULTS At 12 months after treatment, 3 patients (20 per cent) showed… CONTINUE READING

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