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Labyrinthectomy

Surgical Procedure


Labyrinthectomy

Indications for Surgery

Vertigo from Meniere’s disease or other sources of inner ear damage.

Anesthesia

General

Surgical Time

1.5 – 2 hours

Hospital Admission

yes, 1-3 days

Surgical Procedure

Following a mastoidectomy, the balance canals are removed surgically. This removes balance and hearing function from the ear and allows the body to compensate by learning to use the other normally functioning ear for balance.

 

 


 
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