Recovery of Tinnitus and Sensorineural Hearing Loss Due to Lysis of Arachnoid Adhesions in the Posterior Cranial Fossa: Is There a Novel Etiology in Neurotological Disorders?

J Int Adv Otol 2017 Aug;13(2):295-297

Clinic of Ear Nose Throat and Head Neck Surgery, İstanbul Medipol University, İstanbul, Turkey.

We reported the recovery of sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus in a 22-year-old man after complete removal of intracranial portion of jugular foramen schwannoma via the retrosigmoid approach. The aim of this case report was to present the excision of a large jugular foramen schwannoma via the retrosigmoid approach and to describe the improvement of sensorineural hearing loss related to arachnoid inflammations due to chronic arachnoiditis after suboccipital craniectomy. The recovery of sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus after release of arachnoid adhesions may indicate the clinical significance of these adhesions or arachnoiditis, which should also be considered and investigated in the etiology of other neurotological diseases.

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August 2017
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