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Research in Vestibular Science 2014;13(3): 72-76.
난치성 메니에르병에서 내림프낭 감압술 후 발생한 고도 난청
, , , 박보나1, 박경태1, 최현석1, 구자원1,2
1서울대학교 의과대학 분당서울대학교병원 이비인후과, 2서울대학교 의학연구원 감각기관연구소
Profound Hearing Loss after Endolymphatic Sac Decompression in Intractable Meniere’s Disease
Pona Park, Kyung Tae Park, Hyun Seok Choi, Ja Won Koo
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jwkoo99@snu.ac.kr
2Research Center for Sensory Organs, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Korea.
Endolymphatic sac decompression (ESD) is indicated in intractable Meniere’s disease patients with serviceable hearing. A 43-year-old man presented with recurrent vertigo and fluctuating right hearing loss that had been intractable to medical treatment. ESD was performed for the purpose of vertigo control with hearing preservation. Positional vertigo with profound hearing loss developed immediate after surgery and positional vertigo was resolved within days. Following paralytic vestibulopathy with positive sign on head thrust test also resolved after 2 weeks, while sensorineural hearing loss was not recovered to preoperative level during 1 year of follow up. Recurrent vertigo attacks were developed again 1 year after the operation. Hearing preservation was not always guaranteed in ESD. Furthermore, chance of hearing loss should be included in informed consent though the procedure is purposed for hearing preservation.
Keywords: Meniere disease; Endolymphatic sac; Surgery; Hearing loss, sensorineural
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