Scientific article

Les étranges histoires des patients ... et de leurs docteurs (!) dans le tourbillon du Menière !

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 356, p. 1872-1875
Publication date2012

The cause of Meniere's disease is unknown. The postmortem examination of the temporal bone reveals an "endolymphatic hydrops" of the inner ear. Classically, patients describe episodes of vertigo, fluctuations of hearing and tinnitus. But some report "strange stories" that deserve doctor's attention. This article explains why their history (as those suffering from any other vestibular disorder) is often particular, to recall the few knowledge of the disease, how the endolymphatic hydrops was considered as the cause of the disorder, while it is rather an epiphenomenon, and to show how one can believe, wrongly, that a therapy is efficient after a study that seems however at first correctly performed.

  • Communication
  • Drainage/methods
  • Endolymphatic Hydrops/etiology/therapy
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Meniere Disease/diagnosis/history/physiopathology/therapy
  • Models, Biological
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Space Perception/physiology
Citation (ISO format)
GUYOT, Jean-Philippe. Les étranges histoires des patients ... et de leurs docteurs (!) dans le tourbillon du Menière ! In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 356, p. 1872–1875.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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