Congenital perilymphatic fistula: an overlooked diagnosis?

J S Reilly, M A Kenna
American Journal of Otology 1989, 10 (6): 496-8
Congenital perilymphatic fistula (CPLF) often is the sole cause of sensorineural hearing loss in children that is both progressive and subtle and, therefore, can elude detection by physicians. A 3-year prospective study of 244 children with sensorineural hearing loss of unknown etiology demonstrated that at least 6% (15/244) had CPLF. Close audiologic monitoring and radiologic imaging of the temporal bone of children with sensorineural hearing loss are recommended to detect CPLF.

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