Results of Audiological Evaluation in Patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension


ÖZER S., OZER P. A. , Kaya S. C. , Atas A. , ALTIPARMAK E., ATAY G., ...More

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.9, no.2, pp.193-202, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-202

Abstract

Background: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a syndrome characterized by increased intracranial pressure (ICP) without focal signs for neurological dysfunction except for occasional fifth, sixth, and seventh cranial nerve palsies. Presenting symptoms most commonly are headache and visual loss. These patients may also present with complaints about neuro-otological symptoms like hearing loss, and tinnitus. In this study, we investigated the presence and laterality of neuro-otological symptoms, and correlations of these symptoms with the audiological and ophthalmological findings in patients with IIH.