Study of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in patients affected by Meniere's disease treated with endolymphatic mastoid shunt

Fabrizio Salvinelli, Angela Miele, Vittorio Rinaldi, Marco Pappacena, Maurizio Trivelli

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Abstract

We recorded and compared the vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) before use of an endolymphatic mastoid shunt (EMS) and 1, 12, and 48 months after placement of the shunt. Methods: Air-conducted VEMPs were recorded in 28 patients affected by intractable Meniere's disease and treated with placement of an EMS. Results: One month and 12 months after the surgery, VEMPs were not detectable in the operated ear in 100% and 86% of the patients, respectively. Forty-eight months after the surgery, they were elicited in 79% of the patients. Conclusions: We conclude that VEMPs are a clinically useful tool in the postoperative follow-up of patients with an EMS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-858
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume118
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Hydrops
  • Meniere's disease
  • Sac surgery
  • Vertigo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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