Document Detail

Sudden deafness associated with bilateral Reissner's membrane ruptures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6673596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A histologic study of sudden deafness resulting from rupture of cochlear membranes, first in the left ear, and then, three years later, in the right ear, in a patient with vertebro-basilar arteriosclerosis is reported. Two healed ruptures were demonstrated on the right side, one in the hook portion of the cochlea, and one in the area of the promontory. The latter was adherent to the saccule, distorting it inferiorly. In the left temporal bone, a healed rupture was demonstrated approximately 5 mm distal to the labyrinthectomy obliteration. Although the patient's vertebro-basilar artery disease and her sudden deafness syndromes are considered separate entities, one must at least consider whether such longstanding vascular insufficiency might predispose to more readily ruptured membranes with sudden pressure changes in the inner ear.
R Gussen
Related Documents :
6630276 - The radiology of blunt chest trauma.
3178106 - Pneumothorax as a complication of tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis use.
21589846 - Cerebral hemodynamic failure presenting as limb-shaking transient ischemic attacks.
21801936 - Anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery with mitral stenosis.
23434586 - Rocking pulmonary fibrosis.
18062456 - Endovascular management of an embedded intracranial knife.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    1983 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-23     Completed Date:  1984-05-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cochlea / pathology
Hearing Loss, Sudden / etiology*
Labyrinth Diseases / complications*,  pathology
Rupture, Spontaneous
Temporal Bone / pathology
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / complications
Grant Support

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Sclerosteosis involving the temporal bone: clinical and radiologic aspects.
Next Document:  Second-order neural responses after contralateral vestibular nerve sectioning.