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Endolymphatic sac tumor

April 18, 2013  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Behcet disease as a cause of hearing loss: A prospective, placebo-controlled study of 29 patients

March 25, 2013  |  Ozgur Kemal, MD; Yucel Anadolu, MD; Ayse Boyvat, MD; and Ahmet Tataragasi, AuD


We conducted a prospective, placebo-controlled study to determine the incidence and severity of inner ear involvement and hearing loss in patients with Behçet disease. Our study population was made up of 29 patients with Behçet disease and 28 healthy controls. Audiometric pure-...

Primary mucosal melanoma arising from the eustachian tube with CTLA-4, IL-17A, IL-17C, and IL-17E upregulation

January 24, 2013  |  Calvin Wei, MD; Sasis Sirikanjanapong, MD; Seth Lieberman, MD; Mark Delacure, MD; Frank Martiniuk, PhD; William Levis, MD; Beverly Y. Wang, MD


Primary malignant melanoma arising from the eustachian tube is extremely rare. We report the case of a 63-year-old white man who presented with a 1-month history of left-sided hearing loss and aural fullness. Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy detected a blue-purple mass that...

Recurrent meningitis in an adult secondary to an inner ear malformation: Imaging demonstration

April 1, 2012  |  Nisar Ahmad Wani, MD, Aijaz Rawa, MD, Umar Qureshi, MD, Tasleem Kosar, DMRD, and Irfan Robbani, MD


Congenital labyrinthine dysplasia with a translabyrinthine cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula may be an anatomic cause for recurrent meningitis. This condition is usually seen in children aged 5 to 10 years who present with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and CSF discharge...

Dexamethasone inner ear perfusion for subclinical endolymphatic hydrops

February 1, 2009  |  Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS, Mathew Farrugia, DO, and Mark Van Ess, DO


We suggest that the term subclinical cochlear hydrops be used to describe patients presenting with aural fullness, stuffiness, or ear pressure when all other diagnoses have been excluded. We reviewed the charts of 20 patients who had presented with a chief complaint...

Is Susac syndrome (microangiopathy of the inner ear, retina, and central nervous system) an underdiagnosed cause of sensorineural hearing loss?

July 1, 2008  |  Richard Westreich, MD and Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD


Susac syndrome is a rare disorder caused by the development of microangiopathic lesions in the inner ear, retina, and central nervous system. Although relatively few cases have been reported in the literature, this diagnosis is becoming more frequent as physician awareness...

Endaural labyrinthectomy

April 1, 2008  |  Michael M. Paparella, MD

Sudden onset of sensorineural hearing loss secondary to intralabyrinthine hemorrhage: MRI findings

March 1, 2008  |  William M. Rosado Jr., MD and Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR

Noise-induced perilymph fistula

April 1, 2006  |  Brian Kung, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA
Perilymph fistulae are difficult to diagnose because they present with a wide variety of signs and symptoms,...

Preoperative computed tomography may fail to detect patients at risk for perilymph gusher

December 1, 2005  |  Michael D. McFadden, MD; Jason G. Wilmoth, MD; Anthony A. Mancuso, MD; Patrick J. Antonelli, MD
Perilymph gusher (PG) is a very rare occurrence that can lead to an adverse outcome during inner ear surgery. In...

Efficacy of the Epley maneuver for posterior canal BPPV: A long-term, controlled study of 81 patients

January 1, 2005  |  Wietske Richard, MD; Tjasse D. Bruintjes, MD, PhD; Peter Oostenbrink; Roeland B. van Leeuwen, MD, PhD
We assessed the efficacy of the Epley maneuver (canalith repositioning) in a study of 81 patients with posterior...


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