Are intra-tympanically administered steroids effective in patients with sudden deafness? Implications for current clinical practice
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 08/24/2011
Vlastarakos PV et al. – Most complications of intra–tympanic treatment are minor, temporary, and conservatively managed. Intra–tympanic steroids can theoretically provide a more organ–specific treatment in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SSNHL). The observation that they seem effective both as primary and salvage treatment modalities with a very low complication rate may have serious implications for current clinical practice.