How effective is surgery for the treatment of Menière’s disease?
Due to the different ways the outcome measures were obtained, and because not all the required data were reported, it was not possible to perform a meta-analysis. In total, 70% of participants in both the endolymphatic sac surgery groups and the comparator experienced some relief of complaints. There is no evidence to choose 1 surgical technique over another.
Menière’s disease is characterised by 3 major symptoms: vertigo, deafness, and tinnitus or aural fullness, all of which are discontinuous and variable in intensity. A number of surgical modalities, of varying levels of invasiveness, have been developed to reduce the symptoms of Menière’s disease, but it is not clear whether or not these are effective.