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January 13, 1940

MÉNIÈRE'S SYNDROMEACID-BASE CONSTITUENTS OF THE BLOOD: TREATMENT WITH POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

JAMA. 1940;114(2):125-130. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020029006
Abstract

A revival of interest in the medical and surgical treatment of Ménière's syndrome has been manifest during the past decade. Dandy,1 modifying Frazier's original operation, Coleman and Lyerly,2 Munro,3 Horrax,4 Crowe5 and others have reported successful results following cerebellar exploration and division of the vestibular branch or division of the combined vestibular and cochlear branches of the eighth nerve. An alternative procedure is destruction of the labyrinth and the ganglions of Scarpa either through the middle ear6 or through the roof of the petrous bone.7 Equally satisfactory therapeutic results have been obtained by Mygind and Dederding,8 Furstenberg, Lashmet and Lathrop,9 Brown,10 Foldes11 and Cawthorne and Fawcett12 with less drastic procedures.

It is believed that none of these investigators nor any others have elucidated satisfactorily the etiology of the disease. Recently a report by Hallpike and Cairns13 has

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