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Sudden unilateral hearing loss with simultaneous ipsilateral posterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a variant of vestibulo-cochlear neurolabyrinthitis?
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PMID:  10922239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe 4 patients who all simultaneously developed a sudden total or partial unilateral sensorineural hearing loss and an unusual acute peripheral vestibulopathy in the same ear characterized by posterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with intact lateral semicircular canal function. Two patients also had ipsilateral loss of otolith function. The vertigo resolved in all 4 patients after particle-repositioning maneuvers. The findings of audiometry and vestibular tests indicated that the lesion responsible for this syndrome was probably located within the labyrinth itself rather than within the vestibulocochlear nerve and that it was more likely a viral vestibulocochlear neurolabyrinthitis than a labyrinthine infarction.
M Karlberg; G M Halmagyi; U Büttner; R A Yavor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0886-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-05     Completed Date:  2000-09-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603209     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1024-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neuro-otology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry, Pure-Tone
Hearing Loss / complications*,  diagnosis
Hearing Loss, Sudden / complications*,  diagnosis
Middle Aged
Semicircular Canals / physiopathology*
Severity of Illness Index
Tinnitus / complications,  physiopathology
Vertigo / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology*

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