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Endolymphatic space imaging in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss with vertigo

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  • Xi Chen MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, First Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical University,First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, P.R. China
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    • The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.

  • Xiao-Dong Zhang MS,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, First Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical University,First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, P.R. China
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  • Xi Gu MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, P.R. China
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  • Zhe-Ming Fang MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Radiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, P.R. China
    • Zhe-Ming Fang Department of Radiology) and Rong Zhang (Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery), First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, 20 Cha Zhong Road, Tai Jiang District, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian Province, P.R. China
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  • Rong Zhang MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, P.R. China
    • Zhe-Ming Fang Department of Radiology) and Rong Zhang (Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery), First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, 20 Cha Zhong Road, Tai Jiang District, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian Province, P.R. China
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  • Zhe-Ming Fang and Rong Zhang contributed equally to this study.

Abstract

Objectives/Hypothesis:

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).

Study Design:

This is a prospective study of an analysis using the imaging technology of 3D-FLAIR MRI for patients with ISNHL and vertigo.

Methods:

3D-FLAIR MRI was performed 24 hours after intratympanic injection of gadolinium–diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid.

Results:

In four of seven cases of ISNHL with vertigo, endolymphatic hydrops were confirmed in the cochlea and/or the vestibule of the affected ears.

Conclusions:

The results of the study imply that there may be some relationship between endolymphatic hydrops and ISNHL with vertigo. Laryngoscope, 2012

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