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Facial nerve neurofibroma presenting with external auditory canal tumor and facial palsy

December 14, 2015  |  Yao-Ying Tseng, MD; Cheng-Chien Yang, MD; Chen-Chuan Li, MD; Min-Tsan Shu, MD

Facial nerve neurofibromas are benign and rare, and they generally present with facial palsy; however, hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo are also observed occasionally.

Vertigo in elderly patients: A review of 164 cases in Brazil

August 28, 2014  |  Pedro Luiz Mangabeira Albernaz, MD, PhD


The author conducted a study to identify and categorize those vestibular disorders that were the most common among elderly patients at his private clinic over a 20-year period. He reviewed the records of 735 patients aged 65 to 90 years. The most common diagnosis was vertigo...

Dizziness in the elderly: Diagnosing its causes in a multidisciplinary dizziness unit

May 8, 2014  |  Roeland B. van Leeuwen, MD, PhD; Tjasse D. Bruintjes, MD, PhD


We conducted a study to determine the causes of dizziness in patients aged 70 years and older who had been referred to our multidisciplinary dizziness clinic between Nov. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2008. This population was made up of 731 patients-254 men (34.7%) and 477 women (65.3...

Prevalence and correlates of dizziness in the Ibadan Study of Ageing

May 8, 2014  |  Akeem O. Lasisi, MBChB, FWACS, FMCORL; Oye Gureje, MBBS, PhD, DSc


Dizziness is common among older people, but little is known about its prevalence and risk factors in the sub-Saharan population. We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of dizziness and its sociodemographic, lifestyle, and clinical correlates in 1,299...

Vertebral artery dissection: An unusual cause of transient ataxia, vertigo, and sensorineural hearing loss

December 20, 2013  |  Leila L. Touil, MBChB; Glen James Watson, FRCS, DOHNS; Michael Small, FRCS


We present the case of a 33-year-old man who was admitted with intermittent ataxia, vertigo, and sensorineural hearing loss as a result of a vertebral artery dissection following minor neck trauma. Our aim is to highlight the importance of obtaining magnetic resonance imaging,...

An unusual cause of vertigo, tinnitus, and hyperacusis: Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

December 31, 2012  |  LT Philip Gaudreau, MD; LCDR Justin Moy, MD; Fred Lindsay, DO


We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman with a history of vitiligo who presented with an insidious onset of neurologic, vestibular, ocular, and auditory symptoms. She had recently noted the onset of vertigo, tinnitus, and hypersensitivity to sound. Findings on...

Bilateral multicanal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo coexisting with a vestibular schwannoma: Case report

January 1, 2011  |  Selmin Karatayli-Ozgursoy, MD, Greta C. Stamper, AuD, Larry B. Lundy, MD, and David A. Zapala, PhD


We describe a rarely encountered case of coexisting bilateral multicanal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and vestibular schwannoma in a 56-year-old woman. The patient had presented with a 10-year history of dizziness and imbalance, and her vestibular findings were...

A preliminary theoretical model of hydrodynamics in the inner ear

April 1, 2010  |  Vivian M. Yu, MD, Paul J. Strykowski, PhD, and Rick M. Odland, MD, PhD


Head movement should create a transient pressure imbalance across the membranous inner ear. We used basic concepts of fluid dynamics to develop a theoretical model of the inner ear. According to this model, two contiguous fluidic systems-the perilymphatic system and the...

Cerebellopontine angle ganglionic hamartoma: Case report

March 1, 2010  |  Sidrah M. Ahmad, BS, Fernando Garcia, MD, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) ganglionic hamartomas are rare. We present a case of a 49-year-old woman who presented with left-sided hearing loss of more than 4 years' duration and vertigo since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass on the intracanalicular...

Epidemiologic study to explore links between Ménière syndrome and migraine headache

November 1, 2009  |  Quinton Gopen, MD, Erik Viirre, MD, PhD, and John Anderson, PhD


Many authors have noted an association between Ménière syndrome and migraine headache. In an attempt to explore a possible link between these two disorders, we performed an epidemiologic study. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) includes interviews with tens of...

Complete round window niche occlusion for superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome: A minimally invasive approach

August 1, 2009  |  Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS and Mark J. Van Ess, DO


Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD) syndrome is a recognized condition associated with varying degrees of vestibular and auditory dysfunction. The authors present a case study of disabling SCD syndrome in a 37-year-old man who was successfully treated with a complete...

Pediatric neurotology

August 1, 2009  |  Kenneth H. Brookler, MD, MS, FRCSC


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