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does the ct scan show labyrinthitis?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Helpful: Labyrinthitis is a rare disorder characterized by severe, sustained vertigo lasting more than 7 days associated with hearing loss and always accompanied by vomiting. It can last for several weeks. Most often viral but can be caused by bacteria following an acute otitis media. Ct scan or MRI are often used to rule out other labyrinthine pathology.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Labyrinthitis is not diagnosed with either ct or mri. It is a clinical diagnosis, meaning a diagnosis that is made by your symptoms and examination. There is a test called an eng which can be done as well that looks at how your eyes move in response to challenges to your balance system. The eyes are "hard wired" to the inner ear and in cases of vertigo they will move rapidly. This can be measured.
Answered on Apr 1, 2018

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