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Acute sensorineural hearing loss is an uncommon phenomenon. We describe the first case of a 42-year-old lady who presented with acute sensorineural hearing loss occurring immediately after a dental procedure. Possible mechanisms are discussed. She was treated with high dose oral steroids, low molecular weight dextran and vasodilators with benefit.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00405-006-0120-0

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol

Publication Date

01/2007

Volume

264

Pages

99 - 102

Keywords

Acute Disease, Adult, Anesthesia, Dental, Female, Hearing Loss, Sensorineural, Humans, Posture, Severity of Illness Index, Tunica Intima, Vertebral Artery