Table 2

Epithelial Monolayer change in vestibular endorgans harvested from patients with Meniere's disease.

Patient Number

Utricle

Saccule

HSCC

SSCC


1

N

Y

Y

-

2

Y

Y

Y

-

3

N

-

Y

-

4

N

-

-

Y

5

N

-

Y

Y

6

Y

-

Y

-

7

N

Y

Y

Y

8

N

-

Y

-

9

N

-

Y

-

10

N

-

Y

-

11

N

-

N

-

12

Y

-

-

-

13

N

-

Y

-

14

Y

-

Y

Y

15

N

-

-

-

16

N

N

Y

Y

17

N

-

-

-


% with Epithelial Monolayer

24%

75%

92%

100%


HSCC, horizontal semicircular canal crista ampullaris; SSCC, superior semicircular canal crista ampullaris; Y, presence of epithelial monolayer change detected; N, absence of epithelial monolayer change, - = tissue non-available.

† = Statistically significant difference in proportion of epithelial monolayer change of utricular macula compared with horizontal semicircular canal crista ampullaris (p < 0.001) and superior semicircular canal crista ampullaris (p = 0.005).

McCall et al. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6815-9-4

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