volume 246, issue 5, P269-270 1989
DOI: 10.1007/bf00463571
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Abstract: Severe unilateral cases of Menière's disease can be successfully treated with ototoxic antibiotics. Among them gentamicin sulfate gives the safest results. With the aid of a small syringe this antibiotic is introduced into the external auditory canal 5 times/day. From there it reaches the middle ear through a ventilating tube by using a Politzer bag. Gentamicin then penetrates the round and oval windows, where it influences inner ear function. Of 92 patients treated during the past 20 years, more than 90% have…

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