New published article: Léonard et al., 2023


Congratulations to Dr. Léonard and colleagues on the publication of their article on surgical labyrintectomy in the treatment of unilateral Meniere's disease in the European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Labryngology journal. We are delighted to have contributed to the success of this article!

𝐌𝐞́𝐧𝐢𝐞̀𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 is a disabling condition involving repeated episodes of vertigo, nausea, hearing loss (especially low frequencies), and tinnitus. Attacks can last from 20 minutes to 12 hours, or even up to 24 hours. Prevalence is estimated at around 𝟓𝟎 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟎𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞. Drug treatments are available, but some patients are 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 to these solutions and must resort to 𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬.

Dr. Léonard and her team carried out a 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 on a cohort of 25 patients resistant to drug treatment, whose hearing was non-functional on the affected side, and who had 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐭. Dizziness Handicap Inventory scores before and after surgery were statistically different, and 𝟖𝟏% 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 after surgery. Overall, 14 patients had a positive outcome without the need for vestibular follow-up, which was proposed to the remaining patients.

This study showed that surgical labyrintectomy is a 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 for patients with 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥, 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭-𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞, whose hearing is non-functional on the treated side. The article is already available on the journal's website! 𝐃𝐎𝐈: 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐝𝐨𝐢.𝐨𝐫𝐠/𝟏𝟎.𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟕/𝐬𝟎𝟎𝟒𝟎𝟓-𝟎𝟐𝟑-𝟎𝟖𝟐𝟗𝟑-𝟐