Correlation of 3d mri and clinical findings in patients with sensorineural hearing loss and/or vertigo


      The aim of the study was to correlate clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (3D CISS and MP-RAGE) findings in patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and/or vertigo. We found a high correlation of MRI and symptoms (17 out of 18 patients, 13 out of 13, respectively) concerning detectability of tumors and acute labyrinthitis. In the case of labyrinthine fibrosis, the correlation between clinical and MRI findings was lower. In conclusion, high-resolution MRI is very suitable in patients with SNHL or vertigo caused by tumors or acute labyrinthitis.


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