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To the Editor: At the beginning of July, 1964, we operated on a female patient suffering from unilateral Meniere's disease. For the last 14 years, she has suffered from intractable vertigo. Her hearing was very bad, and she pleaded for an operation. Having read Dr. Fick's paper in the May issue of the Archives, we tried this operation instead of destroying the labyrinth through the oval window. The success was immediate with disappearance of the vertigo which she had had for 14 years. Four months later, she was still enchanted about the operation and was absolutely free of dizziness or vertigo, and her greatest pleasure was to walk alone in the streets, a thing she had not been able to do for years. The hearing was not significantly altered, and the tinnitus was unfortunately not lessened.
Compared with the transtympanic labyrinthectomy, the postoperative course was very short and remarkably free