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Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt

Indications for Surgery

Meniere’s Disease unresponsive to conservative medical management


Anesthesia

This procedure requires General Anesthetic.

Surgical Time

The length of this procedure is 40 minutes.

Hospital Admission

A hospital admission is not required, your procedure will be done on an out patient basis.

About the Procedure

A mastoidectomy is performed exposing the endolymphatic sac (a small structure attached to the inner ear that is responsible for fluid balance). A incision is created into the structure and a shunt is inserted allowing drainage of fluid when inner ear pressure is elevated. As the inner ear contains only a few drops of fluid, resorption of the fluid occurs in the mastoid cavity.

 


 
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