Ménière’s disease


AUREA (Antwerp University Research centre for Equilibrium and Aerospace), Univ. Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery, Antwerp University Hospital; University of Antwerp, Belgium


Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, St Lucas General Hospital, Ghent


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital St Luc UCL, Brussels


Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium


Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium


ENT Department, CHU Sart-Tilmant, Liege, Belgium


ENT Department, Clinique Sainte-Elisabeth, Namur

B-ENT 2007; 3: Supplement 11-20
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Ménière’s disease. Ménière’s disease is an idiopathic inner ear disorder characterized by endolymphatic hydrops (ELH), vertigo attacks, sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus and pressure sensation in the affected ear. The disorder has to be differentiated from known causes of ELH and from other disorders provoking similar symptoms. Ménière’s disease can seriously affect quality of life, and medical support is often necessary on a life long basis. The treatment modalities are counselling, preventive measures and life style adaptation, drug therapy, tinnitus coping, provision of hearing devices, and sometimes surgery. We review the indications for these modalities, and the evidence level of their beneficial effect.

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