Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear. It causes recurring episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, ringing in the ear and a sensation of pressure. The cause of Meniere’s disease isn’t fully understood, though certain factors may be associated with the condition, including:
Meniere’s disease can have a severe and lasting impact on your quality of life. The episodes of vertigo are often frequent and unpredictable, and permanent hearing loss eventually occurs. In addition, the condition can result in accidents and falls due to the balance issues caused by vertigo.
If you require a labyrinthectomy, your surgeon will remove the area of the inner ear that is responsible for balance. This will completely eliminate that ear’s balancing and hearing capabilities.
Your surgeon will perform the procedure under general anesthesia. The entire surgery will last about two hours and you will need to remain in the hospital for one to three days for close monitoring.
A labyrinthectomy is extremely effective and stops virtually all episodes of vertigo. However, because it results in total hearing loss in the affected ear, it will only be performed if your symptoms are severe and you’ve already experienced near-total hearing loss.
Labyrinthectomy is a serious procedure with permanent consequences. Contact SFENTA today for a thorough evaluation, and let our renowned ENTs ensure that you receive the state-of-the-art surgical care you deserve.
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