Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with large vestibular aqueduct.

  title={Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with large vestibular aqueduct.},
  author={Takuya Okumura and Haruo Takahashi and Iwao Honjo and Akira P Takagi and Ko Mitamura},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={105 3 Pt 1},
  pages={289-93; discussion 293-4}
In examining 181 patients (327 ears) with sensorineural hearing loss of unknown etiology and 25 people (50 ears) with normal hearing by high-resolution computed tomography (CT), the image of the large vestibular aqueduct (VA) was defined as being a visible large aperture (> or = 4 mm), and small distance between vestibule and traceable part of the VA nearest to the vestibule (> or = 1 mm). The large VA was found in 13 patients (23 ears, 7.0%); it was relatively frequent following hypoplastic… CONTINUE READING


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