The journal of international advanced otology, vol.12, no.2, pp.199-201, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)
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The journal of international advanced otology
Congenital hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, internal auditory canal duplicaion, temporal bone malformation, HYPOPLASIA, DIAGNOSIS, APLASIA, NARROW
Duplication of the internal auditory canal is an uncommon, congenital malformation that can be associated with sensorineural hearing loss owing to aplasia/hypoplasia of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Only 14 such cases have been reported to date. We report the case of a 13-month-old girl with bilateral, congenital, sensorineural hearing loss caused by narrow, duplicated internal auditory canals and discuss the challenges encountered in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.