Effectiveness of Otolith Repositioning Maneuvers and Vestibular Rehabilitation exercises in elderly people with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a systematic review
Conclusion There was a trend of improvement in BPPV symptomatology in elderly patients who underwent ORM. There is sparse evidence from methodologically robust clinical trials that examined the effects of ORM and VR exercises for treating BPPV in the elderly. Randomized controlled clinical trials with comprehensive assessment of symptoms, quality of life, function and long-term follow up are warranted. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - June 30, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Bilateral inner ear damage after electrical injury: A case report
We present the case of a 62-year-old male patient, an electrician by profession, who was hit by a high-voltage electrical current while working with cables in proximity to a wet floor. The patient suffered from immediate loss of consciousness and five days later he started complaining of slight hearing loss, persistent vertigo, instability and bilateral tinnitus. A thorough audiological and vestibular examination revealed an extensive bilateral vestibulocochlear dysfunction. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - June 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: George Psillas, Marios Stavrakas, Ioanna Petrou, Dimitrios Rachovitsas, Konstantinos Markou Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Metastases in cerebellopontine angle from the tumors of central nerve system
The objective of this study was to analyze the characters of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) metastases from central nerve system (CNS) tumors. Ten patients were reviewed for the period between 2008 and 2015. The clinical and neuroimaging features, and treatment outcomes were analyzed retrospectively. The average period during primary diagnosis through the diagnosis of CPA metastases was 42.4months. Among the 10 cases, the primary tumors and metastases were found simultaneously in 3 cases, the metastases after primary tumor removal were found in 5 cases, and the metastases after stereotaxic radiosurgery were found in 2 ca...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - June 29, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Paraflocculus plays a role in salicylate-induced tinnitus.
Abstract Tinnitus impairs quality of life of about 1-2% of the whole population. In most severe situation, tinnitus may cause social isolation, depression and suicide. Drug treatments for tinnitus are generally ineffective, and the mechanisms of tinnitus are still undetermined. Accumulating evidence suggests that tinnitus is related to changes of widespread brain networks. Recent studies propose that paraflocculus (PFL), which is indirectly connected to various cortical regions, may be a gating zone of tinnitus. So we examined the electrophysiological changes and neurotransmitter alterations of the PFL in a rat mo...
Source: Hearing Research - June 29, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Du Y, Liu J, Jiang Q, Duan Q, Mao L, Ma F Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Volumetric evaluation of temporal bone structures in the cases with bilateral tinnitus: clinical and morphometrical study.
CONCLUSIONS: The data on the hearing findings and morphometrical evaluation of the cases with bilateral tinnitus may be important for anatomists and clinicians. PMID: 28653305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Folia Morphologica)
Source: Folia Morphologica - June 28, 2017 Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research

Eagle Syndrome Secondary to Osteoradionecrosis of the Styloid Process.
CONCLUSION: Radiation is a common component of treatment for head and neck cancers. The diagnosis of Eagle syndrome secondary to osteoradionecrosis of the styloid process is an elusive, but important, diagnosis to consider because the condition can be treated successfully. PMID: 28638295 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ochsner Journal)
Source: Ochsner Journal - June 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research

Interaction of tinnitus suppression and hearing ability after cochlear implantation.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To study the postoperative impact of cochlear implants (CIs) on tinnitus, as well as the impact of tinnitus on speech recognition with CI switched on. METHODS: Fifty-two postlingual deafened CI recipients (21 males and 31 females) were assessed using an established Tinnitus Characteristics Questionnaire and Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) before and after cochlear implantation. The tinnitus loudness was investigated when CI was switched on and off in CI recipients with persistent tinnitus. The relation between tinnitus loudness and recipients' satisfaction of cochlear implantation was a...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang Q, Li JN, Lei GX, Chen DS, Wang WZ, Chen AT, Mong MD, Li S, Jiao QS, Yang SM Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Factors related to tinnitus and hyperacusis handicap in older people
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - June 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Hashir Aazh Karen Lammaing Brian C. J. Moore Source Type: research

Intracochlear schwannoma : Tumor removal via subtotal cochleoectomy and partial cochlear reconstruction with preservation of  semicircular canal function.
We report about a patient, who in 2005, as a 37-year-old, experienced a sudden, mild to moderate, mid-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear, along with tinnitus and mild dizziness. MRI of the temporal bone revealed a very small (1 mm) enhancing lesion in the second turn of the right cochlea after injection of contrast medium. Hearing gradually deteriorated, with complete hearing loss in 2015. At this time, an MRI scan showed a lesion completely filling the cochlea.The tumor was removed through a subtotal cochleoectomy. The cochlea was partially reconstructed with cartila...
Source: HNO - June 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Polysomnography Applied to Patients with Tinnitus: A Review
Conclusion There are few studies with polysomnography for the evaluation of patients with sleep disorders caused by tinnitus. This shows the need for more studies on this subject. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - June 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Teixeira, Liane Sousa Granjeiro, Ronaldo Campos Oliveira, Carlos Augusto Pires de Bahamad J únior, Fayez Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

Factors related to uncomfortable loudness levels for patients seen in a tinnitus and hyperacusis clinic
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - June 16, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Hashir Aazh Brian C. J. Moore Source Type: research

Moving target: transient rotational stenosis precipitating jugular bow hunter's syndrome
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of of stereotypical spells characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, left hemibody numbness, and occasional syncope, precipitated by turning his head leftwards. Cerebral angiography and CT angiography of the head and neck with provocative maneuvers did not demonstrate vertebral artery narrowing. However, there was narrowing of the left internal jugular vein due to extrinsic compression from the sternocleidomastoid with leftward head rotation in the setting of hypoplasia of the right internal jugular vein. The patient underwent a cervical venogram which confirmed...
Source: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery - June 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Brinjikji, W., Graffeo, C. S., Perry, A., Zimmerman, T., Janus, J. R., Morris, P. P., Cascino, G. D., Lanzino, G. Tags: Open surgery Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study.
Conclusion: We conclude that the progressive approach of treatment demonstrated here should be of benefit to most individuals with tinnitus and that the Widex Zen sound therapy is a worthwhile treatment for many tinnitus sufferers. PMID: 28614844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 15, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Tyler RS, Deshpande AK, Lau CC, Kuk F Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Outcomes of middle fossa craniotomy for the repair of superior semicircular canal dehiscence
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2017 Source:Journal of Clinical Neuroscience Author(s): Nolan Ung, Lawrance K. Chung, Carlito Lagman, Nikhilesh S. Bhatt, Natalie E. Barnette, Vera Ong, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) is a rare defect of the arcuate eminence that causes an abnormal connection between the superior semicircular canal and middle cranial fossa. Patients often present with a variety of auditory and vestibular symptoms. Trigger avoidance is the initial strategy, but surgery may be necessary in debilitating cases. We retrospectively reviewed SSCD patients undergo...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - June 14, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula treated by facial vein direct puncture: Case report and review of the literature.
Conclusion When navigating microcatheter to the CS is difficult because of an anatomical difficulty of the IPS, direct puncture of the facial vein is a feasible route. PMID: 28604185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Interventional Neuroradiology)
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - June 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research

Hydroxyapatite cement resurfacing the dehiscent jugular bulb: Novel treatment for pulsatile tinnitus
ConclusionsCompressive, obliterative, and endovascular interventions have been attempted to treat pulsatile tinnitus due to high‐riding dehiscent jugular bulbs. Reconstruction of the middle ear floor with autologous tissue grafts has also been described. These techniques have been associated with variable results and with the risk of increased intracranial pressure. Hydroxyapatite cement resurfacing may be considered as an alternative for the treatment of this pathology. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2017 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - June 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Austin N. DeHart, Wayne T. Shaia, Daniel H. Coelho Tags: Otology/Neurotology Source Type: research

The Role of MRI in Diagnosing Neurovascular Compression of the Cochlear Nerve Resulting in Typewriter Tinnitus [HEAD & NECK]
CONCLUSIONS: Neurovascular compression of the cochlear nerve was more frequently detected on the symptomatic side of patients with typewriter tinnitus compared with the asymptomatic side of these patients or on both sides of control subjects on MR imaging. However, considering false-positive and false-negative findings, meticulous history-taking and the response to the initial carbamazepine trial should be regarded as more reliable diagnostic clues than radiologic evidence of neurovascular compression of the cochlear nerve. (Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology)
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - June 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Bae, Y. J., Jeon, Y. J., Choi, B. S., Koo, J.- W., Song, J.- J. Tags: HEAD & amp; NECK Source Type: research

Hydroxyapatite cement resurfacing the dehiscent jugular bulb: Novel treatment for pulsatile tinnitus
The Laryngoscope, EarlyView. (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - June 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Final diagnosis of patients with clinically suspected vestibular neuritis showing normal caloric response
In conclusion, patients admitted to hospital under clinical impression of vestibular neuritis may have various final diagnoses, and “mild unilateral vestibular deficit” was the most common final diagnosis among patients who did not meet the diagnostic criteria of vestibular neuritis. (Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience)
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - June 12, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Pearls & Oy-sters: Retrievable and awake: A case report of solitaire stent employment for venous pulsatile tinnitus
A 50-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of right-sided pulsatile tinnitus. Her medical history was unremarkable. Over the preceding 2 years, with the diagnosis of idiopathic pulsatile tinnitus, a bruit gradually developed and severely disturbed her sleep (Tinnitus Handicap Inventory score of 58). (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - June 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Du, Z., Liu, X., Cao, X., Chen, X., Mang, J., Wang, J., Li, B. Tags: Tinnitus RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION Source Type: research

Surgical Management of a Persistent Stapedial Artery: A Review
Conclusions: In case of a PSA, improvement of conductive hearing loss is best achieved by stapes surgery, while pulsatile tinnitus is effectively treated with transection of the PSA. To date no long-term postoperative complications have been reported. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - June 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Paget's Disease of the Temporal Bone: A Single-Institution Contemporary Review of 27 Patients
Conclusion: This is the largest single-institution clinical series examining patients with PDTB in the English literature. Variable patterns of temporal bone involvement by Paget's disease are observed leading to a diverse set of clinical symptoms, including slowly progressive hearing loss, tinnitus, compressive cranial neuropathies, and benign or malignant tumorigenesis. Involvement typically begins in the petrous apex and progresses laterally. Otic capsule bone demineralization occurs late in the disease process. Cochlear implantation appears to be an effective management strategy for patients with severe-to-profound hea...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - June 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Medical Neurotology Source Type: research

Cognitive Training Program to Treat Tinnitus
To the Editor The recent randomized clinical trial by Kallogjeri et al on the effect of the Brain Fitness Program-Tinnitus (BFP-T) to treat tinnitus was interesting, but several limitations made me question the conclusions drawn by the authors. (Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - June 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Cognitive Training Program to Treat Tinnitus —Reply
In Reply We thank Dr Stevelink for his interest in our work and his comments on our article describing the results of our open-label randomized clinical trial of Brain Fitness Training Program-Tinnitus (BFP-T) for adults with tinnitus. Unfortunately, we believe Dr Stevelink has incorrectly interpreted our study as a study that confirms the effect of BFP-T as a treatment for tinnitus. In our study, we did not observe nor did we conclude there were significant changes in THI and TFI scores associated with the BFP-T intervention. However, 10 of the 20 participants randomized to the BFP-T program self-reported improvement in t...
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - June 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Tinnitus among children – Our experiences in a tertiary care teaching hospital of eastern India
Conclusion Proper medical history and audiological examination are helpful for finding etiology and management of tinnitus among children. Little is known for effective treatment in childhood tinnitus. In the present study, the etiology of tinnitus in children is somewhat different than those of adults. Establishing the diagnosis and implementing appropriate treatment leads to relieve troublesome tinnitus among children. (Source: Pediatria Polska)
Source: Pediatria Polska - June 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Morphometric evaluation of facial and vestibulocochlear nerves using magnetic resonance imaging: comparison of Meni ère’s disease ears with normal hearing ears
AbstractLoss of neural structures (such as hair cells or neurones within the spiral ganglion) has been proposed to be involved in Meni ère’s disease (MD) (Spoendlin et al. Acta oto-laryngologica Supplementum 499:1–21,1; Merchant et al. Eur Arch Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Off J Eur Feder Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Soc (EUFOS) Affil German Soc Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Head Neck Surg 252(2):63 –75,2; Tsuji et al. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl 81:26 –31,3; Kariya, Otol Neurotol Off Publ Am Otol Soc Am Neurotol Soc Eur Acad Otol Neurotol 28(8):1063 –1068,4; Megerian Laryngoscope 115(9):1525 –1535,5) but th...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - June 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Neural activity during attentional conflict predicts reduction in tinnitus perception following rTMS
Conclusion These candidate neural reactivity markers of treatment response have potential clinical value in identifying tinnitus sufferers who would or would not therapeutically benefit from rTMS intervention. Graphical abstract (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - June 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

An unusual cause of tinnitus: essential palatal myoclonus
(Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps)
Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps - June 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ballivet de Regloix, S., Marhic, A., Pons, Y. Tags: Images in clinical practice Source Type: research

Relationship between normal tension glaucoma and Flammer syndrome
ConclusionThere is an association between normal tension glaucoma and Flammer syndrome. If future studies confirm this relationship, treatment of Flammer syndrome may help to prevent normal tension glaucoma or to slow down its progression. (Source: EPMA Journal)
Source: EPMA Journal - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Neural activity during attentional conflict predicts reduction in tinnitus perception following rTMS
Subjective idiopathic tinnitus is an intrusive, distracting, and potentially disabling disorder characterized by phantom perception of sounds. Although tinnitus has no approved pharmacologic treatment, recent evidence supports the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to alleviate tinnitus symptoms. (Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation)
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - June 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: G.A. James, J. Thostenson, G. Brown, G. Carter, H. Hayes, S.P. Tripathi, D.J. Dobry, R.B. Govindan, J.L. Dornhoffer, D.K. Williams, C.D. Kilts, M.S. Mennemeier Source Type: research

The relationship between the First World War and neurology: 100 years of “Shell Shock”
ABSTRACT The First World War was a global war, beginning on 28 July 1914, until 11 November 1918. Soon after the beginning of the war, there was an “ epidemic ” of neurological conversion symptoms. Soldiers on both sides started to present in large numbers with neurological symptoms, such as dizziness, tremor, paraplegia, tinnitus, amnesia, weakness, headache and mutism of psychosomatic origin. This condition was known as shell shock, or “ war neurosis ” . Because medically unexplained symptoms remain a major challenge, and considering the close relationship of symptoms described in shell shock with...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - June 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Insomnia and Tinnitus: A Worrisome Cycle
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - June 1, 2017 Category: Audiology Tags: Hearing Matters Source Type: research

Is Electroacupuncture Treatment More Effective in Somatic Tinnitus Than in Nonsomatic Tinnitus?
Conclusions: EA did not provide increased benefits for patients with somatic tinnitus, compared to those with nonsomatic tinnitus overall. However, within the somatic tinnitus group, a subpopulation of patients appeared to be relatively more responsive to EA treatment. PMID: 28736590 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Low WK, Rangabashyam MS, Cui SL, Dsouza VD, Ong CS, Teng SW, Li HH Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auditory hallucinations in cognitive neurology
Conclusions Treatment with benzodiazepines and non-opioid analgesics was more frequent in the tinnitus group, whereas the VMH group showed a higher prevalence of hearing loss and treatment with acetylsalicylic acid. The causes of VMH were dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer disease, and focal lesions in the mesencephalon, pons, left temporal lobe, or left claustrum. (Source: Neurologia)
Source: Neurologia - May 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Acute effects and after-effects of acoustic coordinated reset neuromodulation in patients with chronic subjective tinnitus
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2017 Source:NeuroImage: Clinical Author(s): Ilya Adamchic, Timea Toth, Christian Hauptmann, Martin Walger, Berthold Langguth, Ingrid Klingmann, Peter Alexander Tass Chronic subjective tinnitus is an auditory phantom phenomenon characterized by abnormal neuronal synchrony in the central auditory system. As shown computationally, acoustic coordinated reset (CR) neuromodulation causes a long-lasting desynchronization of pathological synchrony by downregulating abnormal synaptic connectivity. In a previous proof of concept study acoustic CR neuromodulation, employing stimulation tone ...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - May 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Nutritional recommendations for individuals with Flammer syndrome
AbstractThe Flammer syndrome (FS) describes the phenotype of people with a predisposition for an altered reaction of the blood vessels to stimuli like coldness or emotional stress. The question whether such people should be treated is often discussed. On the one hand, most of these subjects are healthy; on the other hand, FS seems to predispose to certain eye diseases such as normal tension glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa or systemic diseases such as multiple sclerosis or tinnitus. A compromise between doing nothing and a drug treatment is the adaption of nutrition. But what do we mean by healthy food consumption for subj...
Source: EPMA Journal - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Relationship between dietary quality, tinnitus and hearing level: data from the national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999 –2002
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - May 27, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Christopher Spankovich Charles Bishop Mary Frances Johnson Alex Elkins Dan Su Edward Lobarinas Colleen G. Le Prell Source Type: research

Venous Sinus Stenting in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Results of a Prospective Trial
Conclusions: Stenting of VSS is safe and results in reduction of intracranial pressure in patients with IIH. This is associated with improvement in papilledema, RNFL thickness, VF parameters, and symptoms associated with intracranial hypertension. (Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology)
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - May 25, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research

Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory into Polish and its testing on a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - May 24, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Piotr H. Skarzynski Danuta Raj-Koziak Joanna J. Rajchel Adam Pilka Andrzej W. Wlodarczyk Henryk Skarzynski Source Type: research

Randomized Controlled Trial in Clinical Settings to Evaluate Effectiveness of Coping Skills Education Used With Progressive Tinnitus Management
Conclusions Results suggest that PTM is effective at reducing tinnitus-related functional distress in clinical settings. Although effect sizes were small, they provide evidence of clinical effectiveness of PTM in the absence of stringent research-related inclusion criteria and with a relatively small number of sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy. (Source: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research)
Source: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research - May 24, 2017 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory into Polish and its testing on a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - May 24, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Piotr H. Skarzynski Danuta Raj-Koziak Joanna J. Rajchel Adam Pilka Andrzej W. Wlodarczyk Henryk Skarzynski Source Type: research

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas and Quality of Life Evaluation
Conclusions: Participants reported a good long-term QOL that was very similar to the QOL of US population norms. Of the common VS symptoms, vertigo had the greatest impact on QOL followed by imbalance and then hearing loss.Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2017;95:166-173 (Source: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)
Source: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery - May 23, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation into the external auditory canal through a patent foramen of Huschke: A case report
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2017 Source:Annals of Medicine and Surgery Author(s): Kyeong Hwa Ryu, Hye Jin Baek, Dong Gu Hur Temporomandibular joint herniation (TMJ) can be caused by inflammation, trauma, tumor, or otologic procedures. However, spontaneous TMJ herniation can also occur as a result of a congenital bony defect in the external auditory canal (EAC), known as the patent foramen of Huschke (PFH), and occurs in 0.4% of the population. Herein, the authors present a case of spontaneous TMJ herniation through the PFH with clicking tinnitus. The patient underwent the surgical repair of bony defect in th...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A Quantitative Electroencephalography Study on Cochlear Implant-Induced Cortical Changes in Single-Sided Deafness with Tinnitus
Jae-Jin Song, Kyungsoo Kim, Woongsang Sunwoo, Griet Mertens, Paul Van de Heyning, Dirk De Ridder, Sven Vanneste, Sang-Youp Lee, Kyung-Joon Park, Hongsoo Choi, Ji-Woong Choi (Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - May 18, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Provoked Dizziness from Bow Hunter ’s Syndrome
A 62 year-old man was experiencing debilitating bouts of dizziness provoked by head rotation until ultimately finding relief with cervical spine fixation. He had a history of coronary artery disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tobacco use disorder, and generalized anxiety and initially presented to a routine primary care visit with three weeks of episodic dizziness. During these dizzy spells, he became unsteady on his feet and typically experienced tinnitus. His symptoms worsened when he turned his head to the left and were occasionally followed by intense albeit brief headaches. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Paul A. Bergl Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research

Provoked Dizziness from Bow Hunter's Syndrome
A 62-year-old man was experiencing debilitating bouts of dizziness provoked by head rotation until ultimately finding relief with cervical spine fixation. He had a history of coronary artery disease, human immunodeficiency virus, tobacco use disorder, and generalized anxiety, and initially presented to a routine primary care visit with 3 weeks of episodic dizziness. During these dizzy spells, he became unsteady on his feet and typically experienced tinnitus. His symptoms worsened when he turned his head to the left; this was occasionally followed by intense, albeit brief, headaches. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Paul A. Bergl Tags: Diagnostic dilemma Source Type: research

Superior petrosal sinus causing superior canal dehiscence syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Pulsatile tinnitus, hearing loss, aural fullness and pressure-induced vertigo are the most common symptoms in superior petrosal sinus related superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Compared to superior canal dehiscence syndrome caused by the more common apical location of the dehiscence, pulsatile tinnitus and exercise-induced vertigo are more frequent, while sound-induced vertigo and autophony are less frequent. There is, however, considerable overlap between the two subtypes. The distinction cannot as yet be made on clinical signs and symptoms alone, and requires careful analysis of computed tomography imaging. ...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - May 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research