Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
Indications for Surgery
Meniere’s Disease unresponsive to conservative medical management
This procedure requires General Anesthetic.
The length of this procedure is 40 minutes.
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.