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Meniere's Disease

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Meniere's disease is characterised by: [LQ]



A Fluctuating hearing loss

B Also called endolymphatic hydrops

C Tinnitus and vertigo most common symtom

D It is a disease of inner ear

E Endolymphatic decompression is done

Ans. A And B, C, D and E Fluctuating hearing loss; Also called endolymphatic hydrops; Tinnitus and vertigo are most common symptoms. It is a disease of inner ear; Endolymphatic decompression is done· Ref. Dhingra 6th/ed p 700-707

Meniere's Disease

a. It is a disease of inner earQ

b. It is characterized by distension of the endolymphatic system mainly affecting the cochlear duct (Scala media) and the saccule, and to a lesser extent the utricle and the semicircular canals

Hence it is also k/a Endolymphatic hydrops

c. Because the pathology lies in the endolymphatic system so endolymphatic sac decompression can be used as a management option

d. Endolymphatic sac surgery may result in a reduction in the frequency, duration and intensity of vertigo attacks. Although popular, it is not always effective in stopping the vertigo attacks and has no benefits for the auditory symptoms

e. Fluctuating hearing loss and tinnitus and vertigo are all seen in meniere's disease.

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