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Title
Does 'cochlear Meniere's disease' exist? : an electrocochleographic and audiometric study
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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
Language
English
Source (journal)
Audiology and neuro-otology. - Basel
Publication
Basel : 2013
ISSN
1420-3030
Volume/pages
18:1(2013), p. 63-70
ISI
000314770500008
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 30.04.2013
Last edited 03.11.2017
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