Repair of a cerebrospinal fluid perilymph fistula primarily through the middle ear and secondarily by occluding the cochlear aqueduct

D. J. Weider, R. L. Saunders, Frank Musiek

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Abstract

A 35-year-old man had a 5-year history of fluctuating hearing loss in his only hearing ear. History and diagnostic tests indicated a perilymph fistula, a diagnosis subsequently confirmed by exploration. Primary and secondary repairs temporarily ameliorated symptoms. A spinal fluid to middle ear fluid pathway was identified by radioactive tracer. A patent cochlear aqueduct indicated on computed tomography scan was found and repaired through a posterior cranial fossa approach. Hearing was preserved, remaining relatively stable during the 2-year follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume105
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Cochlear Aqueduct
Perilymph
Middle Ear
Hearing
Fistula
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Radioactive Tracers
Posterior Cranial Fossa
Hearing Loss
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Ear
History
Tomography

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Repair of a cerebrospinal fluid perilymph fistula primarily through the middle ear and secondarily by occluding the cochlear aqueduct. / Weider, D. J.; Saunders, R. L.; Musiek, Frank.

In: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 105, No. 1, 1991, p. 35-39.

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