Bilateral Vestibular Atelectasis with Tullio’s Phenomenon

  • Steuphen RoyEmail author
  • Guhan Kumarasamy
  • Rosdan Salim
Original Article


Vestibular dehiscence or atelectasis is a rarity known to cause vertigo. This pathology poses many challenges especially in diagnosis and treatment simply due to the scarcity of reported cases. The etiologic factors, disease pathophysiology and complications remain unclear. We report a young adult female who presented with unsteadiness for 2 years associated with headache. Tullio’s phenomenon was observed which led to a finding of bilateral vestibular dehiscence involving the medial walls on high resolution computed tomography.


Vestibular dehiscence Vestibular atelectasis Tullio’s phenomenon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical SciencesUniversiti Sains Malaysia Health CampusKota BharuMalaysia

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