Inner-ear volume may be to blame for Ménière's disease

Sunday, November 30 | 11:45 a.m.-11:55 a.m. | SSA16-07 | Room N226
In this presentation, German researchers will report that increased inner-ear volume may be the cause of Ménière's disease, an inner-ear disorder.

As part of an extensive research project using 3D reconstructions of high-resolution MRI studies to assess the volume of the inner ear, the researchers sought to investigate the volume of the cochlea and vestibular labyrinth in patients with Ménière's disease. They also wanted to compare the volumes of normal inner ears, according to presenter Dr. Ahmed Emam, of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, and colleagues.

After performing 3D reconstructions using an Advantage Workstation (GE Healthcare), the group found that patients with Ménière's disease had a statistically significant larger volume of the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea.

To learn more -- and find out what the group's results mean for the assessment of inner ear disorders such as Ménière's disease -- attend this late Sunday morning talk. Related talks from this group will also be presented in the same session (SSA16-04 and SSA16-08).

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