Atormac
Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 628  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4889    
    Printed127    
    Emailed5    
    PDF Downloaded76    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal

 

 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 495--497

Microvascular decompression of cochleovestibular nerve in patients with tinnitus and vertigo


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Affiliate of Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China
2 Department of Neurosurgery, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Jianguo Zhang
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Affiliate of Capital University of Medical Sciences, 6 Tiantan Xili, Chongwen District, Beijing 100050, People's Republic of China

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: There are no external funding sources for this paper,, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.103194

Rights and Permissions

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the patient selection, indications for operation, surgical methods and effects of microvascular decompression (MVD) for treatment of intractable and incapacitating tinnitus and vertigo. Materials and Methods: A total of 35 patients were recruited from January 2009 to June 2010 for the MVD surgery. Results: Arterial compression of cochleovestibular nerve was found in all the 35 patients. The immediate effect of MVD was observed in 22 patients with tinnitus and 10 patients with vertigo. The follow-up data for the effect of MVD showed complete resolution of tinnitus in 14 patients and vertigo in 6 patients. Conclusions: Vascular compression of cochleovestibular nerve in cerebellopontine angle may be one of the causes of intractable and incapacitating tinnitus and/or vertigo. MVD may be a safe and effective surgical procedure for treatment of severe tinnitus and/or vertigo in patients.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow