MAURICE SALTZMAN, M.D.
MÉNIÈRE1 discovered, at autopsy, an inner ear lesion which afforded an explanation for a symptom complex he had observed during the patient's last illness. A summary of the case history follows:
A young woman was seized with sudden vertigo, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus and deafness. The attack lasted five days, terminating in death. At autopsy, the brain and spinal cord disclosed no abnormality. The histologic study of the inner ear showed the perilymph spaces of the semicircular canals and vestibule to be filled with a reddish plastic exudate as a result of a recent hemorrhage. The cochlea was uniquely uninvolved.
SALTZMAN M. MÉNIÈRE'S DISEASE: ITS PATHOLOGIC FEATURES, CLINICAL EXPRESSIONS AND THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:1157–1166. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-5-1157
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