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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether electrocochleography (ECochG) and glycerol and furosemide tests could predict progression from atypical to definite Ménière's disease (MD). MATERIAL AND METHODS ECochG and glycerol and furosemide tests were performed in 1569 patients with various cochleovestibular diseases, including definite MD, atypical MD, syphilitic(More)
CONCLUSION We conclude that not all low-tone sudden deafness (SD) patients suffered from endolymphatic hydrops even if they had vertigo attack at the onset and that electrocochleography (ECochG) was a useful prognostic tool. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether low-tone SD was a precursor of Meniere's disease and whether patients with low-tone SD suffered(More)
In order to study the characteristics of pediatric patients (< or = 15 years at onset) with endolymphatic hydrops disorders, we selected 5 patients with Ménière's disease (MD) and 3 patients with delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) from 7418 patients who had visited the Neurotological Clinic of the Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital(More)
It is known that delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) occurs in patients with unilateral and/or bilateral profound hearing loss. In the ipsilateral and bilateral types of DEH, no audiological tests can be performed on the affected ear because of profound deafness, although these tests can be done in the contralateral type. Electrocochleography (ECochG) was(More)
In order to detect endolymphatic hydrops, we applied three neuro-otologic examination methods, including the furosemide VOR test, the glycerol dehydration test, and electrocochleography in 61 patients with unilateral Menière's disease, 21 patients with delayed endolymphatic hydrops, and 10 patients with syphilitic labyrinthitis. The positive rate of the(More)
CONCLUSION In clinical practice, sudden low-tone loss other than acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss (ALHL) shows a potential for recurrence. OBJECTIVE ALHL is often associated with recurrence and/or progression to Ménière's disease. We examined the prognosis of patients with sudden low-tone loss who were not classified in the audiometric definition(More)
Behçet's disease is generally known as an autoimmune disease. We report a case of Behçet's disease who had fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. A 37-year-old woman had bilateral hearing loss in low audiometric frequencies. Audiological and vestibular examinations revealed an inner ear lesion. The patient had an enlarged negative summation(More)
To elucidate the brain mechanisms to encode sequential events, event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded during a sound-sequence discrimination task using young and middle-aged adult subjects. In the task, a series of six or 12 kinds of natural sounds were sequentially presented; 70-80% of the stimuli were presented in a fixed order (Non-target), but(More)
Harada's disease is an autoimmune disorder involving melanocytes. Twenty patients with Harada's disease underwent otoneurological examination to investigate the inner ear involvement in Harada's disease and the function of the melanocytes in the inner ear. All 20 exhibited clinical and/or laboratory abnormal inner ear findings. The incidence of inner ear(More)
OBJECTIVE Among the types of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, low-tone type without vertigo has attracted attention for its recurrence and progression to Ménière's disease. The purpose of this article is to characterize the recurrent type of sudden low-tone sensorineural hearing loss without vertigo using neuro-otologic examination. STUDY(More)