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Progressive cochleo-vestibular labyrinthitis

Boleas-Aguirre MS, Vazquez F, Perez N.
University Hospital and Medecine School, Navarra University, ENT Department, Pio XII 36, 31008 Pamplona, Spain.

Magazine: Revue de Laryngologie-Otologie-Rhinologie

Date: Aug 1, 2007

Otorhinolaryngology

OBJECTIVE
We report a rare case of sudden deafness and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) corresponding to a canalithiasis of the ipsilateral left posterior semicircular canal (PSC).

CASE REPORT
The initial examination showed intact lateral semicircular canal (LSC) function. Cerebral MRI results were normal. However evoked otoacoustics emissions were absent in the left ear. The patient developed, in the course of one week, symptoms and signs of an acute unilateral vestibulopathy in the same ear. However there were no change in hearing loss after it.

CONCLUSION
The association of BPPV acute vestibulopathy and sudden deafness is uncommon but usually the former develops well after the second and third. This case is best explained by a vestibulocochlear labyrinthitis.

CITATION  Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2007;128(1-2):63-4

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