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Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise-induced hearing loss?

Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise-induced hearing loss?

No: An MRI of the temporal bone which includes the auditory canal cannot show noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing loss is evaluated with a hearing test and audiogram. The cause of the hearing loss can be speculated at based on your history and the findings from the hearing test. There is no imaging study that can quantify hearing loss. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Not likely: Noise induced hearing loss involves more function than anatomy. Mri will show damaged tissue; eg drum, the bones of middle ear, etc. Audiometric testing will show degree of loss. An ENT and most family docs are able to differentiate between conduction loss vs sensory loss. ...Read more

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Could T2 hyperintensity in the superior Semicircular Canal indicate Endolymphatic Hydrops or Menieres?

Could T2 hyperintensity in the superior Semicircular Canal indicate Endolymphatic Hydrops or Menieres?

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. ...Read more

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CTscan inflammatory soft tissue middle ear partially surrounding the auditory ossicles extends in2 Prussak's space. Meaning? What's Prussak's space?

CTscan inflammatory soft tissue middle ear partially surrounding the auditory ossicles extends in2 Prussak's space. Meaning? What's Prussak's space?

Ear infection: Prussacs space is the area of thin tympanic membrane at the neck of the malleus. In early infections it is an area of retraction. Over time inflammatory tissue can expand and cause chronic problems in the ear. Office exam with microscope can easily monitor that area without the necessity of CT scan. Rarely chronic drainage and infection marks the development of cholestetoma ...Read more

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Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

AV fistula: Countless studies and decades of research have shown a clear advantage for patients who undergo hemodialysis through an av fistula. The second best is an av graft and all catheter-based modalities for hemodialysis are a distant third. ...Read more

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Cure of brain dural av fistula?

Cure of brain dural av fistula?

Not enough info: I am sorry; that question is so general that it is impossible to give you a satisfactory answer in the 400 characters we're allotted. Are you the one with the a-v fistula? Has it bled? What does your neurosurgeon say? ...Read more

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I have mild tinnitus and moderate vertigo. Scan shows ​Prominent AICA branches extending into both internal auditory canals. Implication/treatment?

I have mild tinnitus and moderate vertigo. Scan shows ​Prominent AICA branches extending into both internal auditory canals. Implication/treatment?

Controversial cause: although the labyrinthine artery, which is a branch of the anterior cerebral artery supplies the middle ear, whether prominence of this artery can cause ringing in the ears is controversial. I would make sure there is not another cause for the tinnitus. such as hearing loss due otosclerosis or hardening of the little bones that conduct sound or some other problem. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the chorda tympani nerve carry vibrations that travels via the internal auditory meatus ?

I was wondering does the chorda tympani nerve carry vibrations that travels via the internal auditory meatus ?

Branch of Facial n: Chorda tympani is a branch of the mastoid segment of the facial nerve. Contain preganglionic parasympathetic fibers which innervate the submandibular and sublingual glands. Also contains afferent taste fibers from anterior 2/3rds of the tongue destined for nucleus of solitary tract. Does not travel through internal acoustic meatus. ...Read more

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MRI of the brain 12.07.2014 CONCLUSION: external hydrocephalus. Lateral ventricles ASYMMETRICAL BRAIN L> R, Ext. Third ventricle is not expanded, the

MRI of the brain 12.07.2014 CONCLUSION: external hydrocephalus. Lateral ventricles ASYMMETRICAL BRAIN L> R, Ext. Third ventricle is not expanded, the

Hydrocephalus: External hydrocephalus is a build up of cerebrospinal fluid over the surface of the brain rather than in the ventricles. Normally cerebrospinal fluid circulates from the brain to the spinal cord and back to the brain. When there is poor reabsorption or blockage then hydrocephalus (water on the brain) develops. See a neurosurgeon to help with treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for internal carotid artery (tortuous) with left ear constant whooshing, mitral valve prolapse too?

Is there a treatment for internal carotid artery (tortuous) with left ear constant whooshing, mitral valve prolapse too?

Yes : For the noise in your ear they make noise damper devices. There is no medication in surgery would do a lot more harm than good as long as the blood flows normal in your Carotid artery. As far as mitral valve prolapse and you do have to have more information from your doctor cardiologist regarding treatment in most prolapse and without Regurgitation mitral valve does not require any treatment ...Read more

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Eardrum hole that is nearly 1/3 of the entire eardrum touching ear canal wall. Min hearing loss/no pain. Will it repair itself or surgery?

Eardrum hole that is nearly 1/3 of the entire eardrum touching ear canal wall.  Min hearing loss/no pain. Will it repair itself or surgery?

Ear drum hole: Most perforations will heal in around 6 weeks. If not then surgery is your only option to fix it. ...Read more

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Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies , so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more

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Can the external inguinal ring, the inguinal canal, the internal inguinal canal all be evaluated by mri?Physical exam revealed no hernia, but i m scared

Can the external  inguinal ring, the inguinal canal, the internal inguinal canal all be evaluated by mri?Physical exam revealed no hernia, but i m scared

You're ok: The quality of the physical exam varies depending on obesity and tenderness. If it was high quality, hernia is unlikely, but adductor tendonitis is a possibility, as is inflammation of the other muscles that insert near the groin. Mri is a good test for this. A small hernia or tendonitis are not life threatening, so don't be scared. A trial rest and ice may be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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What caused tiny hole in tooth after root canal procedure?

What caused tiny hole in tooth after root canal procedure?

When happened.: Hole before root canal ? From cavity hole after, temporary filling fell out, you need a core placed and a crown. ...Read more

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Is an av fistula permanent or temporary?

Is an av fistula permanent or temporary?

Permanent w/o repair: An AV fistula, or arterial-venous fistula, is an abnormal connection between an artery & vein that allows high pressure arterial blood to travel into the low pressure venous system. It can be caused by traumatic blood vessel injury or purposely created surgically by a doctor (e.g for dialysis access). An AV fistula is always permanent unless repaired surgically or with covered stenting of vessels. ...Read more

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