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Am J Otol. 1998 Jan;19(1):63-5.

Cochlear histopathologic analysis in diabetic rats.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.

Abstract

HYPOTHESIS:

This study aimed to show whether sensorineural hearing loss in diabetes mellitus is secondary to changes in the organ of Corti and stria vascularis.

BACKGROUND:

The high rate of sensorineural hearing loss in diabetes mellitus has led to much speculation as to whether there is an association between the two.

METHODS:

A well-established diabetic animal model was used to examine the inner ear histopathologically.

RESULTS:

No statistical difference in the inner and outer hair cells or in the stria vascularis was shown between the genetic-diabetic rats and control subjects.

CONCLUSIONS:

If there is hearing loss with diabetes, its pathogenesis does not involve damage to the hair cells or stria vascularis.

PMID:
9455951
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