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Meningocoele of fallopian canal causing recurrent meningitis.
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PMID:  19840427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We report a rare case of meningocoele of the fallopian canal resulting in recurrent meningitis. METHODS: We present a case report together with a review of the world literature concerning meningocoele of the fallopian canal and meningitis. RESULTS: A child developed profound, bilateral, sensorineural hearing loss as a result of meningitis caused by a meningocoele of the fallopian canal. He was treated with bilateral cochlear implantation, with a subtotal petrosectomy and middle ear and eustachian tube obliteration on the affected side. CONCLUSION: Meningocoele of the fallopian canal has rarely been reported. This lesion can present with recurrent meningitis and, rarely, with facial weakness. All children with recurrent meningitis should be investigated for skull base defects. Treatment aims to prevent further episodes of meningitis; we recommend that this is best achieved by the technique of subtotal petrosectomy, with obliteration of the middle ear and eustachian tube.
G Dhanasekar; K Pearman; R Irving
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-10-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea / complications,  surgery
Cochlear Implantation / methods
Ear, Middle / surgery
Eustachian Tube* / surgery
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Meningitis / etiology*,  surgery
Meningocele / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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