endolymphatic sac decompression


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endolymphatic sac decompression

Interventional reduction of endolymph volume by increasing drainage or absorption without damaging the vestibular labyrinth; control of vertigo is seen in 65% of patients, an effect which diminishes to = 50% in a 10-year follow-up; hearing stabilisation occurs in 55%.
 
Efficacy
Uncertain.

endolymphatic sac decompression

ENT A reduction of endolymph volume by ↑ drainage or ↑ absorption without damaging the vestibular labyrinth; control of vertigo is seen in 65% of Pts, which diminishes to ≤ 50% in a 10 yr follow-up; hearing stabilization occurs in 55% Efficacy Uncertain.

endolymphatic sac decompression

A surgical treatment for elevated fluid pressures in the inner ear in which the petrous portion of the temporal bone is removed, and the fluid is allowed to drain into the subarachnoid space or the mastoid sinuses or through a surgically constructed shunt. It has been used as a treatment for Ménière's disease when other therapies have failed.
See also: decompression