BPPV Benign Paroxysmal
Brain Fog Sudden attack of being
forgetful. May temporarily forget who or where you are.
Drop Attack Sudden drop to the floor
because of Meniere's imbalance/vertigo. May be combined with brain fog.
ENG Electronystagmograph is a
test used with water or air applied to your inner ear to create and
ENT Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor
ENDOLYMPHATIC SAC DECOMPRESSION
The endolymphatic sac decompression operation is
performed by making an incision behind the involved ear and exposing
the mastoid bone. The mastoid is opened, and the facial nerve is
identified in its course through the mastoid. The bone over the
endolymphatic sac is then exposed and once identified, the sac is
opened. A non-reactive sheet of silastic or a valve is inserted into
the sac to allow for future drainage, when fluid reforms. The
operation takes about an hour.
the same approach through the mastoid bone as the endolymphatic sac
operation, the inner ear balance organ (the labyrinth) is exposed. The
semicircular canals are then carefully drilled away, exposing the
nerve of balance which is completely removed
Tinnitus medical term for
"ringing in the ears"
Vertigo Attack Uncontrollable spinning
and imbalance. Minor vertigo may make the room spin a little and
last only a few seconds. A major vertigo attack may feel like
someone is pushing you in different directions and occasionally cause
bruises to the victim by falling or landing into hard objects.
Nausea may follow.
Vestibular neurectomy involves the discrete sectioning of the nerve of
balance near where it comes out of the brain. The hearing portion of
the nerve is thus preserved. Hearing is preserved at the level
experienced before surgery in most cases. The operation is a team
effort performed by an ear surgeon and a neurosurgeon. Since the nerve
must be identified as it exits the brain, the vestibular neurectomy is
an intracranial operation.