Sindrome di ménière: Valutazione dell’esame vestibolare e della storia clinica in un’ampia popolazione

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of a large cohort of adult patients with ménière’s disease: Bedside and clinical history

Roberto Teggi, Rosa Alessia Battista, Federica Di Berardino, Marco Familiari, Iacopo Cangiano, Omar Gatti, Mario Bussi

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Abstract

Objective. The purpose of this study was to assess vestibular findings and clinical history in a large cohort of patients affected by Ménière’s disease. Methods. We retrospectively analysed 511 adult patients fulfilling criteria for definite unilateral Ménière’s disease according to Barany Society. Thorough clinical history, audiomet-ric exam, central nervous system MRI, quantification of serum autoantibodies and complete vestibular function test were performed. Results. Mean age at clinical record was 55.4 years, while age at onset of the first vertigo attack was 47.4 ± 14.3 years. Ménière’s disease overlapped with migraine in 43.4% of patients. In 31.7% of cases, positivity was found for at least one autoantibody. Forty-nine patients (9.6%) had family history for Ménière’s disease. Bedside examination resulted in 14.7% positivity for video head impulse test, 58.9% for skull vibration-induced nystagmus, 38.7% for the positional test and 23.1% for the post head shaking test. Complete negative examination was reported in 115 cases. Conclusions. Ménière’s disease was seen to present a characteristic phenotypic pattern in our cohort, confirming the crucial role of thorough anamnesis and bedside examination in diagnosis.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of a large cohort of adult patients with ménière’s disease: Bedside and clinical history
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)444-449
Number of pages6
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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