Middle Ear Perilymph Fistula

May 19, 2019 - by Preview - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Middle Ear Perilymph Fistula is a rare condition where there is a tear or hole in one or both of the small, thin membranes (the oval and the round windows) between the middle and inner ear resulting in a leak of perilymph into the middle ear. There are many causes for this and include:- i)External

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Superior Canal Dehiscence

May 12, 2019 - by Preview - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Superior canal dehiscence is a rare condition and is one of a group of diseases caused by a “third mobile window”. It is due to an abnormal connection between the inner ear and the brain cavity. Patients complaint of dizziness may be vertigo (a “spinning sensation”) and/or unsteadiness and/or lightheadedness, lasting a few seconds. This

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What is Vestibular Neuritis?

May 09, 2019 - by admin - in Dizziness

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN) – Acute Unilateral Peripheral Vestibulopathy   This condition has many names: vestibular neuritis, vestibular neuronitis, viral neurolabyrinthitis, acute unilateral vestibular failure, acute unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy, acute vestibulopathy of unknown aetiology, acute unilateral peripheral deficit, epidemic vertigo & peripheral acute vestibular syndrome It is a common cause of severe prolonged dizziness due to

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Vestibular Paroxysmia

May 06, 2019 - by admin - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Vestibular Paroxysmia  is a rare condition with significant overlap in symptoms and signs with other causes of dizziness, so is difficult to diagnose with certainty. It is thought to be due to an overlying compression, by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, lateral to the midpoint of the acoustic nerve (8th cranial nerve). This compression irritates

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