Unusual cases of delayed endolymphatic hydrops
Author: Albernaz, Pedro Luiz Mangabeira
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Volume 127, Number 4, 2007 , pp. 355-359(5)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:The objective of this report is to emphasize the clinical features of delayed endolymphatic hydrops in comparison with Ménière's disease. Four cases were selected from a series of 16 examined between the years 1993 and 2005, due to their unusual characteristics. A short clinical history and significant tests are presented for each of the four cases. The cases of delayed endolymphatic hydrops discussed in this article suggest that hydrops is the most important underlying pathology that causes the hearing loss and the vestibular symptoms both in the better ear and in the ear with severe hearing loss. They also suggest that this condition probably occurs in patients with congenitally sensitive ears that make them prone to the development of the late hydrops.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Associação William House de Otologia and Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil
Publication date: 2007-01-01