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Inner Ear Malformation with Clinical Onset in Childhood - Abstract

Simona Serban

 

ABSTRACT

An Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct (EVA) is an inner ear malformation found in 35% of children with unilateral hearing loss. The article presents a case of unilateral mixed hearing loss with sudden onset in a 12 years old patient. MRI examination showed an enlargement of the left endolymphatic sac, without any other anomalies of the inner ear. The contralateral ear had normal hearing and no imaging abnormalities were found. This is a case of late clinical onset of hearing loss in children with inner ear malformations.

Keywords: inner ear malformation, enlarged vestibular aqueduct, unilateral hearing loss

 

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