Simultaneous labyrinthectomy and cochlear implantation for a case of otosclerosis with intractable vertigo

Joyce Pascal Rozario*, Anjali Lepcha, John Mathew

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Stapedotomy, though a common surgical procedure for otosclerosis, if inadequately performed, can cause dreaded complications of vertigo and profound hearing loss. Labyrinthectomy with cochlear implantation can be considered in cases of intractable vertigo, as numerous reports have shown that the cochlea still remains responsive to electrical stimulation postlabyrinthectomy. This report presents a case of otosclerosis, with severe to profound deafness and intractable vertigo poststapedotomy surgery, which was treated with simultaneous labyrinthectomy and cochlear implantation. This patient had good control of vertigo postoperatively and the Dizziness Handicap Index score pre- and post-operative were 80 and 38, respectively, with significant improvement in speech perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Otology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cochlear implantation
  • labyrinthectomy
  • simultaneous labyrinthectomy and cochlear implantation
  • stapedotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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