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Ménière was the first to describe the sudden occurrence of a symptom complex which has since been designated as the Ménière syndrome. This is the apoplectiform occurrence of deafness, tinnitus and vertigo in a person whose ears previously have been normal. Ménière published reports in a series of cases. An autopsy was held in one case, that of a young girl who died a few days after the onset of the aural condition; the labyrinth was found filled with grumous material, which Ménière assumed to be a blood clot.
A modified Ménière syndrome may occur from a variety of conditions, including a fracture of the base of the skull passing through the labyrinth, injury to the labyrinth during operation on the mastoid, and an acute labyrinthitis occurring from an extension of the inflammation of meningitis either by the internal meatus or by suppuration from the middle ear. A
BURGESS TS. MÉNIÈRE'S SYNDROME IN AN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PERSON: Report of a Case. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;16(1):90–91. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.00630040097011
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