Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is defined as acute hearing loss of the sensorineural type of at least 30 dB over 3 contiguous frequencies that occurs within a 72-hour period. Although many different causative factors have been proposed, sudden sensorineural hearing loss is still considered "idiopathic" in 71%-85% of cases, and treatments are empiric, not based on etiology. MR imaging implemented with a 3D FLAIR sequence has provided new insights into the etiology of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Herein, we review the current management trends for patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss, from the initial clinical diagnosis to therapeutic strategies and diagnostic work-up. We focused primarily on MR imaging assessment and discuss the relevance that MR imaging findings might have for patient management, pointing out different perspectives for future clinical research.

MR Imaging in Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss : Time to Talk / G. Conte, F. Di Berardino, C. Sina, D. Zanetti, E. Scola, C. Gavagna, L. Gaini, G. Palumbo, P. Capaccio, F. Triulzi. - In: AJNR, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY. - ISSN 0195-6108. - 38:8(2017 May 25), pp. 1475-1479. [10.3174/ajnr.A5230]

MR Imaging in Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss : Time to Talk

G. Conte
Primo
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F. Di Berardino
Secondo
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D. Zanetti;L. Gaini;P. Capaccio
Penultimo
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F. Triulzi
Ultimo
2017

Abstract

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is defined as acute hearing loss of the sensorineural type of at least 30 dB over 3 contiguous frequencies that occurs within a 72-hour period. Although many different causative factors have been proposed, sudden sensorineural hearing loss is still considered "idiopathic" in 71%-85% of cases, and treatments are empiric, not based on etiology. MR imaging implemented with a 3D FLAIR sequence has provided new insights into the etiology of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Herein, we review the current management trends for patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss, from the initial clinical diagnosis to therapeutic strategies and diagnostic work-up. We focused primarily on MR imaging assessment and discuss the relevance that MR imaging findings might have for patient management, pointing out different perspectives for future clinical research.
Settore MED/32 - Audiologia
25-mag-2017
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