Bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss and chronic venous cerebrospinal insufficiency: A case report

D. Alpini, P. M. Bavera, F. Di Berardino, S. Barozzi, A. Cesarani

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Abstract

Objectives: We report a case of bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) in a patient suffering from chronic venous cerebrospinal insufficiency (CCSVI). Methods: Audiometric testing confirmed bilateral sensorineural hearing loss with hypoexcitability to caloric stimulation on the left side and echo-colour Doppler examination showed abnormal cerebral venous deficiency.Results: The patient's condition improved after 15 rays following medical treatment. Conclusions: CCSVI may explain the anatomical background which provides a predisposing factor for SSHL although further studies are needed to verify whether this observation is casual or coincidental.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalPhlebology
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • CCSVI
  • Sudden hearing loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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