Vestibular function of patients with profound deafness related to GJB2 mutation.

@article{Kasai2010VestibularFO,
  title={Vestibular function of patients with profound deafness related to GJB2 mutation.},
  author={Misato Kasai and Chieri Hayashi and Takashi Iizuka and Ayako Inoshita and Kazusaku Kamiya and Hiroko Okada and Yukinori Nakajima and Kimitaka Kaga and Katsuhisa Ikeda},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={130 9},
  pages={
          990-5
        }
}
CONCLUSION GJB2 mutations are responsible not only for deafness but also for the occurrence of vestibular dysfunction. However, vestibular dysfunction tends to be unilateral and less severe in comparison with that of bilateral deafness. OBJECTIVES The correlation between the cochlear and vestibular end-organs suggests that some children with congenital deafness may have vestibular impairments. On the other hand, GJB2 gene mutations are the most common cause of nonsyndromic deafness. The… CONTINUE READING
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