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January 1969

Surgery for Hydrops

Author Affiliations

Pittsburgh, Moderator; Bristol, England; Madrid; London; Los Angeles; Bordeaux, France; Memphis

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(1):112-114. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020114020

Raymond E. Jordan, MD, Pittsburgh, Moderator: The morning program has been based on surgery for Meniere's disease designed to control the vestibular symptoms and retain cochlear function. There was also discussion in several papers on the decompression of the labyrinth to relieve the pathology of Meniere's disease.

Dr. House made mention of a number of procedures for controlling vestibular symptoms and still maintaining cochlear function. If you review the literature, you will find that favorable results have been reported for all such methods.

I would like to open this panel in deference to an early investigator, and point up the difficulty of trying to evaluate the results of all surgical procedures by reading a report by this early investigator.

In 1952, Dr. Kenneth Day reported his method for controlling vertigo in Meniere's disease and retaining cochlear function. Sir Terence was kind enough to refer to that report. The procedure consisted

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