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Hearing loss with positional changes due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension improved with treatment; a case report.
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PMID:  23328068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 51-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of the right ear fullness and orthostatic headache. Based on the findings of low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure and detected images of CSF leakage by MRI myelography and radionuclide cisternography, she was diagnosed as having spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH). Audiograms in the supine and sitting positions showed a marked hearing loss of low-frequencies and its exacerbation after the sitting. After she was treated with bed rest, hydration and epidural blood patch, hearing loss with positional changes gradually improved. In conclusion, non-invasive examinations with audiogram in the supine and sitting positions could be useful in the diagnosis of SIH and the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of hearing loss.
Shinichiro Yamada; Keizo Yasui; Yasuhiro Hasegawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rinshō shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1882-0654     ISO Abbreviation:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417466     Medline TA:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hosipital.
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