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Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome
Yes: The vestibular aqueduct is a tubular structure of the inner ear that connects the utricle and saccule of the inner ear to the endolymphatic sac. These structures can be dilated and frequently causes hearing loss in childhood. There have been many studies on this structure and the conclusion is that a dilated vestibular aqueduct is a common cause of hearing loss in childhood. ...Read more
Where can I find a doctor who is an expert on enlarged vestibular aqueducts? It seems there aren't many people who know much about this.
ENT: Maybe the ENT department at your local medical school. ...Read more
How can I improve my poor propreaception skills? I also have hypermobility syndrome, which complicates things! Vestibular sense also poor!
Practice : Practice hand- eye skills / sports which will improve your general proprioception. An Occupational Therapist can give you 'drills' which you could "practice " @home.Strength training in conjunction w/ above can be very helpful to improve coordination , balance and may lessen the chance of certain knee injuries(ACL)when participating in sports. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Can obstructive aqueduct stenosis hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be treated with medicines only if patient is improving? Or shunt in compulsory?
Shunt: The best treatment for obstructive hydro is a shunt all else being equal. ...Read more
Can obstructive aqueduct hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be cured with medicines? Lateral & third ventricles are dilated wid chronic locuna infarcts
TB meningitis: This devastating disease can produce brain infarctions by involvement of penetrating blood vessels and that is common in this illness. It also produces a basilar arachnoiditis which often results in obstructive hydrocephaly and this usually requires CSF shunting, commonly a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. See a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis. ...Read more
Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more
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