A 41-year-old female asked:
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could t2 hyperintensity in the superior semicircular canal indicate endolymphatic hydrops or menieres?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Need to see pictures: T2 hyperintensity means fluid. But the semicircular canals have Endolymph fluid normally. Whether there is excess fluid (hydrops) that is causing symptoms (Meniere's) cannot be established with certainty by MRI. A dilated canal could indicate hydrops but that would depend on how the pictures look. Obtain a copy of MRI pictures & report to upload on HealthTap Prime; you'll get better answers there.
Answered on Sep 1, 2017

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