European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 264, Issue 12, pp 1513–1516

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

  • Gül Özbilen Acar
  • Engin Acıoğlu
  • Özgün Enver
  • Cem Ar
  • Serap Şahin
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-007-0382-1

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Acar, G.Ö., Acıoğlu, E., Enver, Ö. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2007) 264: 1513. doi:10.1007/s00405-007-0382-1
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chronic myeloid leukemia Sudden hearing loss Deafness Vertigo Intratympanic steroid therapy 

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gül Özbilen Acar
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Engin Acıoğlu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Özgün Enver
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cem Ar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Serap Şahin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Department of OtorhinolaryngologyIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal MedicineIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.IstanbulTurkey

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