Journal article

Reversible cisplatin ototoxicity in the albino guinea pig

SFL Klis, SJ O'Leary, FPT Hamers, JCMJ De Groot, GF Smoorenburg

NEUROREPORT | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2000

Abstract

Guinea pigs implanted with round window electrodes received daily doses (2.0 mg/kg) of cisplatin until a profound hearing loss occurred (> 40 dB at 8 kHz). Afterwards, pronounced recovery occurred. Recovery progressed over intervals up to 3 weeks before it saturated. Loss and recovery involved both the compound action potential and, less pronounced, the cochlear microphonics. Cochlear potentials evoked by lower frequencies recovered more fully than those evoked by higher frequencies. Loss and recovery was found also in the endocochlear potential. Outer hair cell counts did not change over the recovery period. These findings confirm our previously reported results on the reversibility of cisp..

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