Journal article

Inner ear and retrocochlear pathology on magnetic resonance imaging for sudden and progressive asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss

Samantha M Baird, Kevin Nguyen, Daman DS Bhatia, Benjamin PC Wei

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In sudden and asymmetrical progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is required to evaluate retrocochlear pathology and, with recent advances in MRI techniques, inner ear pathology. Given the limited literature regarding inner ear pathology associated with SNHL, we aimed to assess the incidence of retrocochlear and inner ear pathology, and congenital malformation on MRI in sudden SNHL (SSNHL) and progressive SNHL. METHODS: A total of 987 acoustic neuroma (AN) protocol MRI internal acoustic meatus studies performed at our institution to investigate SNHL between January 2013 and December 2015 inclusive were identified. Following categorization..

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