Méniére’s disease in childhood

Hirofumi Akagi, Koji Yuen, Yukihide Maeda, Kunihiro Fukushima, Shin Kariya, Yorihisa Orita, Yuko Kataoka, Teruhiro Ogawa, Kazunori Nishizaki

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We report 3 rare cases of Méniére’s disease in children. In Case 1 and 3, vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus recovered soon after medical therapy. In Case 2, however, vertigo recurred and the hearing level on the right side markedly deteriorated. The equal-loudness contours on three-dimensional audiogram showed that right-sided aggravated hearing loss fluctuated for 4 years at middle-and low-frequencies despite medication. Finally intratympanic injection of gentamicin sulfate was performed. The patient has had no definitive spell of vertigo after gentamicin therapy. At our department, the incidence of Méniére’s disease in pediatric patients with vertigo was 2.9%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001


  • Children
  • Hearing loss
  • Méniére’s disease
  • Three-dimensional audiogram
  • Vertigo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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