Significance of tomography in meniere's disease: Periaqueductal pneumatization


  • From the Departments of Otolaryngology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (S.F.H.), St. Thomas Hospital, London, England (A.F.O.) and London Hospital, Whitechapel, London.

  • Presented at the Meeting of the Eastern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc., New York, NY, January 28, 1983.


The revival of endolymphatic sac surgery has led to many investigations in Meniere's disease, including lateral tomography of the periaqueductal pneumatization. We radiologically assessed a series of Meniere's patients and a control group, and found hypocellularity to be more common in Meniere's disease as the literature has stated. However, we found this finding bilaterally in patients with unilateral disease. Our assessment of this information in regard to the etiology and treatment of Meniere's disease is presented.