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  • The anomalies are organized by anatomical system and presented in a consistent manner, including details of the clinical presentation, epidemiology, embryology, treatment and prevention for each anomaly.[books.google.de]
  • Article / Publication Details First-Page Preview Abstract The majority of patients with large vestibular aqueduct syndrome (LVAS) present with progressive sensorineural hearing loss.[karger.com]
  • Large vestibular aqueduct syndrome was present in approximately 12% of children who presented with congenital sensorineural hearing loss. [ edit ] Imaging Findings for Large vestibular aqueduct syndrome A dilated vestibular aqueduct can be easily recognized[radswiki.net]
  • The two most common mutations, T416P and IVS8 1G A, were present in 22% and 30% of families, respectively.[experts.umich.edu]
  • The neglected but substantial problem of paediatric vertigo is addressed, as are the many pathologies in the elderly population that can lead to disequilibrium and repeated falls.[books.google.de]
  • "But after a while, they realise there is no solution and they kind of fall away from the whole medical thing. Then, when the child develops a huge goiter, they go to a different doctor to have that worked on.[irishtimes.com]
  • According to the boy’s mother, 13 months earlier the child suffered from head injury resulting from a fall from 2.5 m when the boy was playing (fall from the roof of a garage onto a hard surface).[journals.viamedica.pl]
  • Estimates fall between as high as 5% to 15% in pediatric patients. Some research claims a slight female preponderance. EVA is also associated with vestibular symptoms in some people.[vestibular.org]
  • For example, say a child with EVA sliding down a slide accidentally bumps into his friend at the end, hits his head, and falls down.[audiologyonline.com]
  • This book will prove of value to a range of practitioners, including family physicians, otologists, audiologists, vestibular scientists, neurologists, paediatricians, geriatricians, physiotherapists, rehabilitation therapists and general doctors, as well[books.google.de]
  • HEARING It is hearing loss that usually brings EVA to the attention of a physician. Hearing loss can be sensorineural, conductive, or both.[vestibular.org]
  • The physicians I work with do not disagree that there is a chance for continued growth.[audiologyonline.com]
  • In order to diagnose the cause of the enlarged vestibular aqueduct the physician will need a detailed family history, full examination to include vestibular examination and, if a bilateral finding, molecular genetic testing as appropriate.[en.wikipedia.org]
Down Syndrome
  • Incidence of Down syndrome: hypotheses and reality . Indian J Hum Genet 2011 ; 17 : 117 –19 3 Asim , A , Kumar , A , Muthuswamy , S , Jain , S , Agarwal , S. Down syndrome: an insight of the disease .[cambridge.org]
  • Aimoni C....Hatzopoulos S. 2017 5 [Identification of a novel SLC26A4 mutation in a child with enlarge vestibular aqueduct syndrome]. ( 28604962 ) Sun D....Cao Q. 2017 6 Enlarged vestibular aqueducts and other inner-ear abnormalities in patients with Down[malacards.org]
  • Down syndrome and trisomies 13 and 18, Turner syndrome, 22q11 deletions, mosaic trisomy 8 Environmental Ototoxic medication, e.g. aminoglycosides, platinum derivatives Prematurity Neonatal hypoxia Low birth weight Severe neonatal jaundice Head trauma[academic.oup.com]
  • All clinicians and scientists interested in birth defects, including pediatricians, geneticists, genetic counselors, obstetricians, and pediatric pathologists, will find this book to be an invaluable source of information.[books.google.de]
  • Covered By The Guidance This pathway provides guidance on the imaging surveillance of adult patients with subsolid pulmonary Tissue pathways for urological pathology The target primary users of the tissue pathway are trainee and consultant cellular pathologists[evidence.nhs.uk]
  • Amyloidosis of AA type causing renal failure. Non-muscle myosin heavy chain IIA diseases Autosomal dominant MYHIIA Non-muscle myosin heavy chain Giant platelets and thrombocytopaenia, nephritis, cataracts and hearing loss.[academic.oup.com]
Nasal Congestion
  • If you have EVA, you can minimize your risk of hearing loss associated with air travel by taking nasal decongestants if you have sinus or nasal congestion, such as during a cold or flu.[nidcd.nih.gov]
Normal Hearing
  • There were normal hearing thresholds in the right ear. Figure 1 : Pure tone audiogram with normal hearing on the right ear and mixed hearing loss on the left ear Tympanometry indicated normal pressures and compliances of the middle ear bilaterally.[jpss.eu]
  • This surgery saved the patient's life, cured the meningitis and brought a recovery of a near normal hearing to the only hearing ear.[cags.org.ae]
  • When these are all normal in size they perform together to provide sound waves and nerve signals that allow for movement and gravity detection along with normal hearing and balance.[methodistsouthlake.com]
  • The majority of deaf children are born to parents with normal hearing even though most deafness is genetic.[irishtimes.com]
  • These organs, together with the nerves that send their signals to the brain, work to create normal hearing and balance.[nidcd.nih.gov]
Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Just because you have a large vestibular aqueduct, doesn’t mean that you will also automatically have a sudden hearing loss. In one study, the incidence of sudden hearing loss among people with LVAS ranged between 11.8 and 19.1%.[hearinglosshelp.com]
  • Conclusion This is an interesting case due to the late discovery of an enlarged endolymphatic sac in a young patient with sudden hearing loss after intense physical activity in school.[jpss.eu]
  • Half of the 13 patients with LVA had experienced sudden hearing loss. Similarly, Callison and Horn (1998) found a 5% prevalence of LVA in their clinical population.[asha.org]
  • Steroid use for sudden hearing loss associated with EVA has not proven effective. Surgical shunting or removal of the endolymphatic sac is harmful and not considered a treatment option.[vestibular.org]
  • Nevertheless, sudden hearing losses in adults related with the presence of enlarged IAC have been described. 23 In our series, Patients 1 and 2 would fall within the group of SNHL lacking other clinical or radiological alterations as evidenced in the[elsevier.es]
  • This monograph on vertigo is based on the personal, hands-on, practical and clinical experience of managing vertigo in a large university-affiliated hospital.[books.google.de]
  • About 50% of patients also experience tinnitus and vertigo. (1) LVAS is readily diagnosed by CT scan of temporal bone.[hkcr.org]
  • Recently, EVA has been associated with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as well as endolymphatic hydrops. Recent research has reported that vestibular dysfunction in persons with EVA is not uncommon.[vestibular.org]
  • The neglected but substantial problem of paediatric vertigo is addressed, as are the many pathologies in the elderly population that can lead to disequilibrium and repeated falls.[books.google.de]
Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Pertinent negatives: Based on diffusion weighted imaging and susceptibility weighted imaging, there was neither evidence of an acute/subacute infarct, nor intracranial hemorrhage, respectively. The ventricular system was within normal limits.[radiologytoday.net]


  • As part of a more comprehensive workup, he was referred for outpatient MRI. Findings A brain and internal auditory canal protocol was utilized given history of chronic hearing loss and dizziness. No prior studies were available for correlation.[radiologytoday.net]
  • Additional measurements we include in our clinical workup will become very important.[audiologyonline.com]


  • It covers all aspects of the subject, offering the latest information on epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, diagnostics, the battery of vestibular and allied tests, treatment, rehabilitative management and ethical considerations.[books.google.de]
  • Our More information Ear problems and treatments Ear problems and treatments You ll find this leaflet helpful if you want to know more about the common ear conditions that can cause hearing loss and/or balance problems.[docplayer.net]


  • Prominent EES may predict poor prognosis in this syndrome. Key words Inner ear Aqueduct vestibular Endolymphatic duct Hearing loss Computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.[link.springer.com]
  • Prognosis Patients with PDS may have progressive hearing loss, although it is not yet possible to identify these patients in advance.[orpha.net]
  • Just as the cause(s) of EVA remain unclear, much of what is known about it, e.g. why the hearing loss pattern differs among patients, how many people actually have it, how it causes symptoms, how to effectively treat it, and what the prognosis might be[vestibular.org]
  • Carrying out an appropriate audiological and aetiological differential diagnosis when faced with this finding can provide greater perisurgical safety and better knowledge of the physiopathology, clinical evolution and prognosis of some SNHLs.[elsevier.es]
  • We believe that parental stress is reduced and the child's hearing impairment better accepted when we give thorough information on the cause and prognosis of hearing loss for the child and family members.[adc.bmj.com]


  • Dilated vestibular aqueduct is a common etiology of neurosensory hearing loss. It is diagnosed when the transverse diameter is greater than or equal to 1.5 mm.[advancedradteaching.com]
  • Although variants in this gene are not the only cause of hearing loss with EVA, SLC26A4 contributes significantly to this etiology.[personalizedmedicine.partners.org]
  • When PS and nonsydromal LVA are considered part of the same disease spectrum, the prevalence of this disorder as an etiology for congenital deafness is 5.5% (Smith & Van Camp, 2006).[asha.org]
  • The American journal of otology. (2000) [ Pubmed ] Etiologic diagnosis of sensorineural hearing loss in adults. Angeli, S.I., Yan, D., Telischi, F., Balkany, T.J., Ouyang, X.M., Du, L.L., Eshraghi, A., Goodwin, L., Liu, X.Z.[wikigenes.org]
  • Etiology Biallelic or double heterozygous genetic mutations are identified in about half of patients: biallelic mutations in SLC26A4 (7q31), or double heterozygous mutations in SLC26A4 and FOXI1 (5q34), or in SLC26A4 and KCNJ10 (1q23.2).[orpha.net]


  • The anomalies are organized by anatomical system and presented in a consistent manner, including details of the clinical presentation, epidemiology, embryology, treatment and prevention for each anomaly.[books.google.de]
  • Summary Epidemiology PDS is one of the most frequent forms of syndromic genetic deafness. Although prevalence is unknown, PDS may account for up to 7.5% of cases of congenital hearing loss.[orpha.net]
  • As already commented, the only epidemiological association is the greater presence of IAC alterations in syndromic children, as is the case with this patient.[elsevier.es]
  • […] vora-Vieira D....Miller S. 2012 30 Coronal CT scan measurements and hearing evolution in enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome. ( 22281371 ) Saliba I....DAccarie J.C. 2012 31 Molecular epidemiology and functional assessment of novel allelic variants of[malacards.org]
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  • ENT and speech disorders in children with Down's syndrome: an overview of pathophysiology, clinical features, treatments, and current management . Clin Pediatr 2004 ; 43 : 783 –91 5 Fulton , RT , Lloyd , LL.[cambridge.org]
  • Although the true pathogenesis of the hearing loss in this syndrome is still unknown, several theories as to its pathophysiology have been proposed (5–11) .[ajnr.org]
  • Physiological mechanisms The presence of an EVA essentially creates a pathophysiologic “third window” within the inner ear system.[entandaudiologynews.com]


  • The anomalies are organized by anatomical system and presented in a consistent manner, including details of the clinical presentation, epidemiology, embryology, treatment and prevention for each anomaly.[books.google.de]
  • While there is no cure, early hearing loss detection and care may help prevent total deafness. Hearing loss from vestibular dilation can be detected by MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, or CT, computed tomography, of the inner ear.[methodistsouthlake.com]
  • Radiologic diagnosis of EVAS at an early age may help prevent progressive deterioration of cochlear function. Avoidance of contact sports (eg, football, ice hockey) during childhood is the prevailing recommendation.[radiologytoday.net]
  • Cochleotomy gusher does not prevent successful implantation. Reference 1. Valvassori G, Clemis J: The large vestibular aqueduct syndrome. Laryngoscope 1978, 88:723-748. 2.[nanopdf.com]
  • There is no cure for EVA, but early diagnosis and prevention from (further) head trauma is necessary.[vestibular.org]

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