Vestibular nerve section has been a reliable method to control dizziness caused by Menière's disease. The surgery can be performed with 3 different approaches. Although the middle fossa and retrolabyrinthine approaches are well described, most vestibular nerve sections are now performed with the retrosigmoid approach. The techniques used for the surgery have changed little in the last 15 years. The control of vertigo is reported by several investigators to be in the range of 90% and appears to be stable over years of follow-up. Hearing loss still occurs in approximately one third of patients. The rate of complications remains low.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|