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Teflon Film Drainage of the Endolymphatic Sac

Teflon Film Drainage of the Endolymphatic Sac Abstract WILLIAM House was the first to suggest inserting polyethylene film into the endolymphatic sac to protrude out over the exposed dura of the posterior fossa to enlarge the area available for the absorption of excess endolymph in Meniere's disease. He reported "complete relief for more than two years from severe weekly attacks of vertigo in one patient, with no change in the hearing. In another patient there was a considerable improvement for three months, ear pressure and tinnitus ceased, hearing increased (with development of an air-bone gap), and he had no more attacks of vertigo, although for the previous nine years he had experienced two attacks per week. In two patients recruitment and ear pressure were markedly reduced, but tinnitus and vertigo disappeared for less than a week only. The fifth patient showed no improvement. In no case was any symptom worsened."1 Despite these good results, and the lack References 1. House, W.F.: Subarachnoid Shunt for Drainage of Endolymphatic Hydrops , Laryngoscope 72:713-729 ( (June) ) 1962. 2. Hughes, D.E., and Chou, J.T.Y.: The Biochemistry of the Inner Ear and the Consequences of Treatment by Ultrasound , Acta Otolaryng , (suppl 192) , 1964. 3. Kimura, R., and Schuknecht, F.: Personal communication to the author, 1965. 4. Shambaugh, G.: Personal communication to the author, 1965. 5. Shambaugh, G.: Double-Blind Surgery , Arch Otolaryng 79:435 ( (May) ) 1964. 6. House, W.F., and Hitselberger, W.E.: Endolymphatic Subarachnoid Shunt for Meniere's Disease , Arch Otolaryng 82:144-146 ( (Aug) ) 1965.Crossref 7. Shea, J.J.: Personal experience, 1964. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Teflon Film Drainage of the Endolymphatic Sac

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 83 (4) – Apr 1, 1966

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020318004
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Abstract

Abstract WILLIAM House was the first to suggest inserting polyethylene film into the endolymphatic sac to protrude out over the exposed dura of the posterior fossa to enlarge the area available for the absorption of excess endolymph in Meniere's disease. He reported "complete relief for more than two years from severe weekly attacks of vertigo in one patient, with no change in the hearing. In another patient there was a considerable improvement for three months, ear pressure and tinnitus ceased, hearing increased (with development of an air-bone gap), and he had no more attacks of vertigo, although for the previous nine years he had experienced two attacks per week. In two patients recruitment and ear pressure were markedly reduced, but tinnitus and vertigo disappeared for less than a week only. The fifth patient showed no improvement. In no case was any symptom worsened."1 Despite these good results, and the lack References 1. House, W.F.: Subarachnoid Shunt for Drainage of Endolymphatic Hydrops , Laryngoscope 72:713-729 ( (June) ) 1962. 2. Hughes, D.E., and Chou, J.T.Y.: The Biochemistry of the Inner Ear and the Consequences of Treatment by Ultrasound , Acta Otolaryng , (suppl 192) , 1964. 3. Kimura, R., and Schuknecht, F.: Personal communication to the author, 1965. 4. Shambaugh, G.: Personal communication to the author, 1965. 5. Shambaugh, G.: Double-Blind Surgery , Arch Otolaryng 79:435 ( (May) ) 1964. 6. House, W.F., and Hitselberger, W.E.: Endolymphatic Subarachnoid Shunt for Meniere's Disease , Arch Otolaryng 82:144-146 ( (Aug) ) 1965.Crossref 7. Shea, J.J.: Personal experience, 1964.

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1966

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