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perilymph fistula
Posted by: mike
Date: July 16, 1999 11:03 PM

I have what is called perilympth fistula and the doctor thinks I need an operation on my ears to repair it. Any experience with this?

perilymph fistula
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: July 18, 1999 6:54 AM

From your doctor's terminology I would suppose there is a direct drainage from a lymph gland to the surface. If this does not close spontaneously, I would not argue with your doctor's advice. Of course, surgery has risks, but so does leaving a draining fistula open.

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