The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2012
Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 122, Issue 10, pages 2265–2268, October 2012
How to Cite
Chen, X., Zhang, X.-D., Gu, X., Fang, Z.-M. and Zhang, R. (2012), Endolymphatic space imaging in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss with vertigo. The Laryngoscope, 122: 2265–2268. doi: 10.1002/lary.23452
Zhe-Ming Fang and Rong Zhang contributed equally to this study.
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 1 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 18 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 DEC 2011
- Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss;
- endolymphatic hydrops;
- magnetic resonance imaging;
- gadolinium–diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid;
- Level of Evidence: 4
To investigate endolymphatic space images in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISNHL) and vertigo using three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging (3D-FLAIR MRI).
This is a prospective study of an analysis using the imaging technology of 3D-FLAIR MRI for patients with ISNHL and vertigo.
3D-FLAIR MRI was performed 24 hours after intratympanic injection of gadolinium–diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid.
In four of seven cases of ISNHL with vertigo, endolymphatic hydrops were confirmed in the cochlea and/or the vestibule of the affected ears.
The results of the study imply that there may be some relationship between endolymphatic hydrops and ISNHL with vertigo. Laryngoscope, 2012