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A 35-year-old male asked:

I had a normal mri of the head. would that have shown any tumors that could cause symptoms in ear? (i.e. pressures, whooshing sound when swallow)

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology 35 years experience
Maybe: MRI of the brain looks at the brain and would show most brain masses. Small lesions in the ear and internal auditory canal may be missed unless an MRI that focuses in on the ear is performed using a smaller field of view. Talk to your doctor.
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
- Select Specialities - 52 years experience
Probably : An MRI is probably the best imaging technique for finding brain tumors but your symptoms sound more like an inner ear issue. Could it be swimmer's ear? If the symptoms continue, you should see your PCP who may need to refer you to an ENT doc. Good luck!!!
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
A standard MRI: of the head might not be adequate to rule out relevant pathology. A tailored exam with special thin sections through the region would be more helpful.
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Last updated Jan 29, 2017

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