Unit of Otology and
Surgery of the Base of skull

Professor Vincent Darrouzet - Professor Valerie Franco-Vidal - Professor Jean-Pierre Bébéar

Care activities

Surgery of deafness

  • Tympanic perforation
  • Otosclerosis
  • Cholesteatoma and chronic otitis (adults and children)
  • Cochlear implant (regional reference centre)
  • Middle ear implants

Vertigo and Meniere's surgery

  • Surgery of the endolymphatic sac
  • Vestibular neurotomy
  • Labyrinthine fistula
  • Dehiscence of the semicircular canals (Minor Syndrome)

Surgery of the Base of skull

  • Tumors
    • Acoustic neuromas
    • Glomus tumors or paragangliomas
    • Cancer of the ear
  • Trauma
    • Spontaneous and traumatic leptomeningeal breccias
    • Trauma-ossicular

Surgery of the Facial nerve

  • Facial nerve decompression
  • The facial nerve tumors
  • Grafting and nerve anastomosis

Reference centre for certain pathologies

  • Otitis external Necrotizing
  • Presbycusis
  • Rendering Osler disease
  • Paragangliomas
  • Fabry's disease


  • Initial training : the CNE program
  • Postgraduate studies : open to all physicians.In French and English (depending on the course)
  • Of Audiology and Otology Otoneurology (Eligible for CPD)

 See here the Agenda of the course


Integration of the team at the laboratory INSERM U587

Neurophysiology of hearing synapse
EA-3665 INSERM U 587
Director : Didier Dulon
Hospital Pellegrin, bat PQR, entrance 3
Place Amélie Raba-Léon
33076 Bordeaux cedex

Recent publications


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Practical information

CHU PELLEGRIN - building D1
Place Amélie Raba-Léon
33076 Bordeaux Cedex




line A stop Hôpital Pellegrin