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Stenosis of the internal auditory canal with VIIth and VIIIth cranial nerve dysfunctions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9892864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 37-year-old woman with a history of long-standing right-sided sensorineural hearing loss who presented with an acute onset of vertigo and ipsilateral facial palsy. A computed tomographic scan study showed a stenosis of the right internal auditory canal (IAC). Neither generalized skeletal disease nor bony tumors, which may cause the IAC stenosis, were evident. The IAC stenosis found in this patient may be due to congenital malformation. Inflammation, compression or ischemia in the stenosed IAC may have resulted in the vertigo and facial palsy. This is the only case that we are aware of in which IAC stenosis is accompanied by vertigo and facial palsy.
Authors:
K Nakamura; J Koda; Y Koike
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0301-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec.     Publication Date:    1999 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-02     Completed Date:  1999-03-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokushima School of Medicine, Tokushima, Japan. nakamura@clin.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bone Diseases / complications*,  radiography
Constriction, Pathologic / complications,  radiography
Electrodiagnosis
Facial Paralysis / etiology*
Female
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / complications
Humans
Petrous Bone / pathology*,  radiography
Taste Disorders / etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vertigo / etiology*
Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases / etiology*

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