Permanent t-tube insertion in two patients with Hurler's syndrome

Oghan F., Harputluoglu U., Guclu E., Guvey A., Turan N. , Ozturk O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, cilt.46, sa.2, ss.94-96, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14992020600975287
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.94-96


Hearing loss in mucopolysaccharidosis is usually both conductive and sensorineural. The conductive component is attributable to serous otitis media secondary to dysfunction of the eustachian tube and chronic thickening of the mucosa of the middle ear. The conductive component may persist after myringotomy and insertion of short-term or long-term ventilation tubes. In Hurler's syndrome, death usually occurs in the first decade of life. In our study, we present two cases, a three-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy, who were diagnosed with Hurler's syndrome. Both children have a history of otitis media with effusion requiring repeated short-term ventilation tube insertions that were unsuccessful. Permanent t-tubes were inserted in both cases. Results showed an approximate 20 dB improvement in hearing sensitivity postoperatively for each patient.