Title
Does 'cochlear Meniere's disease' exist? : an electrocochleographic and audiometric study Does 'cochlear Meniere's disease' exist? : an electrocochleographic and audiometric study
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Basel ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Audiology and neuro-otology. - Basel
Volume/pages
18(2013) :1 , p. 63-70
ISSN
1420-3030
ISI
000314770500008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Introduction: According to current diagnostic criteria, patients exhibiting only cochlear symptoms without vertigo cannot be diagnosed with Meniere's disease (MD). The recently reported Meniere's Disease Index (MDI) combines audiometric and electrocochleographic parameters in a multidimensional measure correlating with the clinical degrees of MD. Materials and Methods: Twenty-one patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and aural fullness, but without vertigo, underwent transtympanic electrocochleography. Based on the previously reported formula, the MDI value for every patient was calculated. Results: Mean MDI value was 5.7 on a scale from 0 (mean value of non-MD patients) to 10 (mean value of definite MD patients). Conclusions: We can thus hypothesize that, based on audiometry and electrocochleography, 'cochlear MD' patients may represent a separate clinical entity with Meniere-like pathophysiology or underlying endolymphatic hydrops. Copyright (c) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel
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