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Hearing loss and cerebrospinal fluid pressure: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18404909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A decrease in cerebrospinal fluid pressure may result in an endolymphatic hydrops through a patent cochlear aqueduct or through the fundus of the internal auditory canal. This hydrops typically leads to low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss. We describe the case of a man who presented with a subjective and objective hearing loss in addition to a headache 4 days after he had undergone a dural puncture. We treated him with a standard epidural blood patch. Immediately after treatment, his hearing improved and his headache resolved.
Matthew S Pogodzinski; Jon K Shallop; Juraj Sprung; Toby N Weingarten; Gilbert Y Wong; Thomas J McDonald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-14     Completed Date:  2008-05-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Patch, Epidural*
Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure*
Headache / etiology*,  physiopathology*
Hearing Loss / etiology*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Spinal Puncture / adverse effects*

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