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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2005;23(1): 96-99.
현훈을 동반한 양측성 급성 난청을 초기 증상으로 보인 척추기저동맥 폐색
박선아, 안병준 김시찬* 양광익 이태경 안무영 성기범
순천향대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실, 이비인후과학교실*
Vertebrobasilar Occlusion Initially Presenting with Sudden Bilateral Hearing Loss with Vertigo
Sun Ah Park
Department of Neurology and Otolaryngology*, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea
A 57-year-old man complained of sudden hearing loss and vertigo as sole initial symptoms. Pure tone audiometry revealed severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Brain MRI demonstrated multiple scattered small acute infarctions in the bilateral thalami, occipital lobe, cerebellum and ventral upper pons, however, none in the level of vestibulocochlear nuclei. Cerebral angiography revealed vertebrobasilar occlusion with collateral circulation. On the seventh day of the patient's hospital stay, he developed dysarthria, dysphagia and ataxia. Five months later, his hearing loss persisted, but other neurologic deficits improved substantially.KeyWords:Audiometry, Deafness, Vertebrobasilar insufficiency