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CLINICAL NOTES
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-89

Unilateral congenital stenosis of internal auditory meatus with normal vestibular and facial nerve functions


1 Consultant Department of ENT Al Adan Hospital, Kuwait
2 Consultant Department of ENT Al Sabah Hospital, Kuwait
3 Consultant Department of Radiology Al Adan Hospital, Kuwait

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DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.289589

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Congenital stenosis of the internal auditory meatus is rare and only few cases have been reported. A case of unilateral congenital stenosis of the internal auditory meatus presenting as a long-standing severe sensorineural hearing loss without vestibular symptoms or facial weakness in a nine-year-old girl is reported. The diagnosis was evident on images obtained on computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This is the first ever-documented case of its kind in The State of Kuwait.


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