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A SYMPOSIUM ON MÉNIÈRE'S SYMPTOM COMPLEX
Otolaryngologic Point of View. Presented by Dr. John R. Lindsay.
The term "Ménière's syndrome" has been used in connection with a group of diseases with paroxysmal vertigo, tinnitus and deafness which could not be explained on the basis of inflammatory disease, tumor or trauma. Clinical and pathologic observations have more recently made it possible to distinguish several entities within this general group. The term "Ménière's disease" has recently been used to denote a clearcut clinical syndrome of recurrent attacks of vertigo, tinnitus and deafness. It is fairly well established that in the patients with this disease the pathologic condition in the inner ear is labyrinthine hydrops. The term "pseudo Ménière's disease" has been used to denote attacks of vertigo without auditory symptoms and without other neurologic signs. This clinical picture is comparatively common and serves to complicate the diagnostic problem. The questions the otologist