The Significance of the Furosemide VOR Test for Ménière’s Disease

  • Kanemasa Mizukoshi
  • Yukio Watanabe
  • Hideto Kobayashi
  • Hideo Shojaku


Ménière’s disease is characterized by episodic vertigo, tinnitus, and fluctuating hearing loss. It is generally accepted that these symptoms are closely related to the presence of endolymphatic hydrops in the inner ear [1, 2]. Hitherto, the glycerol test and/or electrocochleography (ECochG) have been widely applied for the detection of cochlear hydrops [3, 4]. Recently, a new caloric test using furosemide was developed for the detection of vestibular hydrops [5]. For the latter, however, there are occasional side effects such as nausea and vomiting which make the test difficult to use.


Vestibular Disorder Endolymphatic Hydrops Episodic Vertigo Directional Preponderance Peripheral Vestibular Disorder 
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  • Kanemasa Mizukoshi
  • Yukio Watanabe
  • Hideto Kobayashi
  • Hideo Shojaku

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