Cases reported "Hearing Loss, Bilateral"

Filter by keywords:



Filtering documents. Please wait...

1/3. Persistent bilateral hearing loss after shunt placement for hydrocephalus. Case report.

    Transient hearing decrease following loss of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been reported in patients undergoing lumbar puncture, spinal anesthesia, myelography, and/or different neurosurgical interventions. The authors present the first well-documented case of a patient with persistent bilateral low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss after shunt placement for hydrocephalus and discuss the possible pathophysiological mechanisms including the role of the cochlear aqueduct. These findings challenge the opinion that hearing decreases after loss of CSF are always transient. The authors provide a suggestion for treatment.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = puncture
(Clic here for more details about this article)

2/3. hearing loss as a sequel of lumbar puncture.

    Only a few case reports have been published about hearing impairment following lumbar puncture, and not all were thoroughly documented by audiograms. We present nine cases of hearing loss following myelography, lumbar puncture, and spinal anesthesia. We speculate that this rare complication arises only in persons with a wholly or partially patent cochlear aqueduct, and occurs via the release of perilymphatic fluid in the cerebrospinal space. hearing loss was seen in eight of the nine patients in the lower frequencies, and in six of the nine patients on both sides. Recovery to normal hearing was noticed in six of the nine patients. Transient hearing loss may occur more often than it is generally assumed, and the symptom can remain unnoticed. Since not all of these hearing losses proved to be fully reversible, we suggest informing patients about this complication for medicolegal reasons.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 6
keywords = puncture
(Clic here for more details about this article)

3/3. Epidural dextran 40 patch for postdural puncture headache.

    We report a case where two consecutive blood patches failed to relieve postdural puncture headache and hearing loss following inadvertent dural puncture. Initial conservative therapy with analgesics, fluids and later two blood patches had no effect and the patient's symptoms only resolved after an epidural dextran 40 patch performed 8 weeks after the dural tap. Two months later, the patient is still asymptomatic.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 6
keywords = puncture
(Clic here for more details about this article)


Leave a message about 'Hearing Loss, Bilateral'


We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.