Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2009 Mar;52(3):249-253. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2009.52.3.249.

A Case of Multiple Bony Dehiscences of Semicircular Canals and Vestibule Presenting as Dizziness and Hearing Loss

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Daejin Medical Center, Seongnam, Korea. dochyun@dmc.or.kr

Abstract

Dehiscence of the bone overlying the semicircular canals has been shown to have effects on vestibular and auditory function. This case report presents a 48-year-old man presenting atypical vestibular manifestations and bilateral hearing loss. His temporal bone CT scans demonstrated bony dehiscence of posterior semicircular canal and vestibule in the right, superior and posterior semicircular canals in the left.

Keyword

Semicircular canals; Jugular veins; Vertigo; Hearing loss

MeSH Terms

Dizziness
Hearing
Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss, Bilateral
Humans
Jugular Veins
Middle Aged
Semicircular Canals
Temporal Bone
Vertigo
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