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August 1966

Evaluation of the Patient With Otoneurologic Disease

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(2):217-223. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030219018

THE OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGIST is embarking upon a new adventure, for certain new surgical procedures have come into his hands. Among these are the translabyrinthine approach for removal of tumors of the internal auditory meatus and middle cranial fossa exploration. The adventure promises to be a challenging one, but the ability to perform the operative maneuvers per se does not equip him for the full responsibility which is his. The neurologists and neurosurgeons as well as the internists have come to rely upon the otolaryngologist's audiologic and labyrinthine tests in the overall localization and diagnosis of many central nervous system lesions. With these thoughts in mind the following material was prepared with the realization that the known facts are so numerous and the specialty of otoneurology so young and rapidly changing that it is completely impossible to include everything that is known about the subject. It is hoped, however, that the work