Ménière's disease in children.

W. L. Meyerhoff, M. M. Paparella, D. Shea

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Abstract

Approximately 3% of all patients with Meniere's disease are in the pediatric age group. These children require extensive evaluation. A history of physical or acoustic trauma should be sought and an allergic work-up should be obtained. A search for metabolic disturbances and identification of inflammatory disorders is also necessary. If a treatable etiology is identified, specific therapy should be directed toward its control. If, after careful evaluation, the etiology remains obscure, non-specific therapy should be instituted in an effort to alleviate the symptomatology of Meniere's disease. Surgical decompression of the endolymphatic sac and drainage into the mastoid cavity results in relieving the symptoms, particularly vertigo, and appears to be efficacious in patients who have failed diligent attempts at medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1504-1511
Number of pages8
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume88
Issue number9 Pt 1
StatePublished - Sep 1 1978

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Meyerhoff, W. L., Paparella, M. M., & Shea, D. (1978). Ménière's disease in children. Laryngoscope, 88(9 Pt 1), 1504-1511.