Title:
The surgical treatment of vertigo
Authors:
N. Deggouj, S. Castelein and M. Gersdorff
Institutions:
Academic Hospital Saint-Luc, ENT Department, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Surgery; vertigo; labyrinthectomy; neurotomy; fistula
Pages:
63 - 65
Abstract:
The surgical treatment of vertigo. We present surgical treatments for vertigo targeting symptoms and aetiolo- gy. The choice of treatment should be guided by the symptoms, the supposed aetiological factors and the age of the subject. Surgery is rarely indicated in the majority of the patients with vertigo. Surgical solutions should be proposed for cases of chronic incapacitating vertigo that are refractory to medical or physical treatment. The surgical procedures possible today target aetiological factors or attempt to cancel information coming from the vestibular organ. We will refer to the latter as “symptomatic treatment”.
Issue:
Suppl. 8, 2008


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The surgical treatment of vertigo