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February 1973

Excision of Scarpa's Ganglion

Author Affiliations

Zürich, Switzerland
From the Kantonsspital Zürich, Otorhinolaryngologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität, Zürich, Switzerland.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(2):147-149. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010153011

Surgical technique for excision of Scarpa's ganglion (vestibular neurectomy) is described. Follow-up study of the first 37 patients operated on because of persistent and disabling Meniere's disease has shown that 89% of the cases were still free of vertigo at end of third postoperative year. Hearing has been preserved in 69% and improved (by 20 dB or more) in 17% of the patients.

No serious complications at or following surgery were observed. The excision of Scarpa's ganglion (vestibular neurectomy) offers a welcome alternative to destructive labyrinthine surgery.

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