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Laryngoscope. 2006 Mar;116(3):375-8.

Operative management of a posterior semicircular canal dehiscence.

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Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBoston, Massachusetts 02114, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study was to describe the operative management of posterior canal dehiscence.

METHODS:

A transmastoid approach to and plugging of the posterior canal was performed for posterior semicircular canal dehiscence (PSCD).

RESULTS:

Postoperatively, the patient exhibited improvement in conductive hearing loss and vestibular symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS:

PSCD can cause symptoms identical to that of superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Successful PSCD plugging can be performed without visualization of the actual area of dehiscence.

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