The International Tinnitus Journal


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The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt as Treatment for Perilymphatic Fistula: A Report of Six Cases

Author(s): Dudley J. Weider, David W. Roberts, and Joseph Phillips

We report six cases of perilymphatic fistula in patients who received ventriculoperitoneal shunts as part of their final mode of therapy. The last of our 6 patients actually received a ventriculoperitoneal shunt as her initial mode of therapy. All but one had benign intracranial hypertension. All six felt better (less disequilibrium, tinnitus, and pressure and occasional hearing improvement) after LP with removal of 15- 20 ml of cerebrospinal fluid.