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Congenital malformation of the inner ear associated with recurrent meningitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10337519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital deformities of the labyrinth of the inner ear can be associated with meningitis and varying degrees of hearing loss or deafness. A recurrence of meningitis is due to the development of a fistulous communication between the subarachnoid space and the middle ear cavity, and can prove lethal. An illustrative case of a 4-year-old Japanese girl with bilateral severe hearing loss, recurrent meningitis and malformations of the inner ear and stapes footplate is presented. Removal of the stapes during tympanotomy provoked a gush of cerebrospinal fluid. The defect was repaired successfully, and there has been no further episodes of meningitis to date.
T Kimitsuki; M Inamitsu; S Komune; S Komiyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  256 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0937-4477     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-17     Completed Date:  1999-09-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S11-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea / etiology
Child, Preschool
Cochlea / abnormalities*,  surgery
Ear Diseases / etiology
Ear, Inner / abnormalities*,  microbiology*,  radiography
Fistula / etiology
Haemophilus Infections / complications*
Hearing Disorders / congenital
Meningitis, Bacterial / cerebrospinal fluid,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tympanic Membrane / surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Cephalosporins; 91832-40-5/cefdinir

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