LABYRINTHINE FISTULA : A SEVERE COMPLICATION OF CHOLESTEATOMA
- Neuroradiology Department, Hospital of Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
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The labyrinthine fistula is a severe complication of chronic otitis media withcholesteatoma. It is the consequence of a progressive erosion of the endochondral bonecovering and closing the labyrinth by the cholesteatoma matrix. As thelabyrinth is connected to the cochlea, a labyrinthine fistula can lead to sensorineural hearingloss in addition to vertigo. Computed tomography imaging of the petrous bones issystematic, specifying the seat and extension of the cholesteatoma, and evaluating the extentof bone lysis.We report the case of a young female patient who presents a chronic otitis media withcholesteatoma complicated by a labyrinthinefistula and a left temporal brain abscess.
[Merbouh Sahar, Wend-Yam Mohamed Traore, Lahfidi Amal, Amina Elkhamlichi, Firdaous Touarssa, Najwa El Kettani, Meryem Fikri and Mohammed Jiddane (2023); LABYRINTHINE FISTULA : A SEVERE COMPLICATION OF CHOLESTEATOMA Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Apr). 175-178] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Neuroradiology department, Hospital of specialties Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohamed V University Rabat, Morocco
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/16636
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/16636
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