KENNETH M. DAY, M.D.
In 1861 Ménière first described the syndrome which bears his name. It is characterized by recurring attacks of vertigo accompanied by tinnitus, deafness and, sometimes, nausea and vomiting. Another term is "Ménière's symptom complex."
There are a number of conditions in which the Ménière syndrome may be present, as for example, catarrhal or suppurative middle ear disturbances, allergy, hemorrhage or thrombosis of labyrinthine vessels, toxic neurolabyrinthitis, multiple sclerosis, neurosyphilis, arteriosclerosis of the cerebral vessels and neoplasms. However, there remains a large group of cases exhibiting the syndrome that show no evidence of vascular, inflammatory or neoplastic processes involving the labyrinth,
DAY KM. DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF MENIERE'S DISEASE (HYDROPS OF LABYRINTH)1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:41–47. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-1-41
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(1):41-47.
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