A test procedure for perilymphatic fistula (PLF) using both subsonic and sonic stimuli relying on the patients' reported reactions is described. Its reliability to predict the presence of perilymph fistula is assessed by comparing the pre-operative test results, the surgical findings, and the post-operative reported symptoms. Based on a sample of 40 operated ears and a control group of 129 ears, the test's sensitivity to predict PLF was 76% using a sonic stimulus and 83% using a subsonic stimulus. The procedure gave false positive results in ears with Meniere's disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Otolaryngology|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|