, Volume 264, Issue 12, pp 1513-1516
Date: 04 Jul 2007

Unilateral sudden hearing loss as the first sign of chronic myeloid leukemia

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Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is one of the etiologic causes of sudden hearing loss and vertigo. However, deafness in association with vestibular symptoms rarely occurs in CML as the first sign. In this article, a 50-year-old male with CML whose first signs and symptoms were unilateral sudden hearing loss and tinnitus in the right ear, vertigo and nausea was presented. Aetiopathogenetic mechanisms, clinical and radiological aspects and therapeutic options for CML with deafness and vertigo were discussed reviewing the literature.