Transmeatal Oval Window Labyrinthectomy

  • Vittorio Colletti
  • James E. BeneckeJr.


Transmeatal labyrinthectomy can be a highly effective means of ablating vestibular function. One must be diligent in one’s search for neuroepithelium. If vestibular neuroepithelium is left behind, there is a high probability of failure. One must also take care not to injure the facial nerve during blind probing of the vestibule.


Sponge Streptomycin Gentamycin 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vittorio Colletti
    • 1
  • James E. BeneckeJr.
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.ENT Department, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of VeronaItaly
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.House Ear InstituteOtologic Medical Group Inc.Los AngelesUSA

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