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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss after spinal surgery under general anesthesia.
J Spinal Disord 2001; 14(2):180-3JS

Abstract

Two patients, ages 72 and 71, who underwent lumbar decompressive surgery for spinal stenosis, were evaluated for postoperative sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). After two uncomplicated spinal procedures, both patients developed SSHL immediately after surgery. Hearing loss was moderate to profound in these two patients. None of the patients had a significant otologic history. Nitrous oxide administration, Valsalva maneuvers during general anesthesia, and transient drops in cerebrospinal fluid pressure stemming from spinal decompression may, in some combination, lead to an implosive force on the inner ear, causing SSHL. Further causes of postlumbar surgery SSHL may include microemboli or viral infections. SSHL is a rare but possible complication after nonotologic, noncardiac bypass surgery; only 26 cases of SSHL after this surgery have been reported. We encourage the continued reporting of sudden sensorineural hearing loss after spinal surgery.

Authors+Show Affiliations

SpineCare Institute, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York 10021, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11285432

Citation

Girardi, F P., et al. "Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss After Spinal Surgery Under General Anesthesia." Journal of Spinal Disorders, vol. 14, no. 2, 2001, pp. 180-3.
Girardi FP, Cammisa FP, Sangani PK, et al. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss after spinal surgery under general anesthesia. J Spinal Disord. 2001;14(2):180-3.
Girardi, F. P., Cammisa , F. P., Sangani, P. K., Parvataneni, H. K., Khan, S. N., Grewal, H., & Sandhu, H. S. (2001). Sudden sensorineural hearing loss after spinal surgery under general anesthesia. Journal of Spinal Disorders, 14(2), pp. 180-3.
Girardi FP, et al. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss After Spinal Surgery Under General Anesthesia. J Spinal Disord. 2001;14(2):180-3. PubMed PMID: 11285432.
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