Such complications range from persistent otorrhoea, mastoiditis, labyrinthitis
and facial nerve paralysis to more serious intracranial abscesses or thrombosis.
One patient (0.8%) had a glomus tympanicus tumor, 1 had unilateral otosclerosis with dizziness (McCabe syndrome), 1 had panic syndrome, 1 had benign paroxysmal postural vertigo (which responded well to repositioning maneuvers), 1 had toxic labyrinthitis
caused by inhalation of paint solvents, and 1 had sudden deafness accompanied by intense vertigo of vascular origin.
One to look out for would be labyrinthitis
- where the fluid-filled canals in the inner ear become inflamed.
Doctors told him that his condition - labyrinthitis
- might have been caused by deep-vein thrombosis on the long-haul flight.
At the time we met we were both suffering from a chronic form of labyrinthitis
-a thoroughly unpleasant condition that causes vertigo and nausea -and had a lot to commiserate with each other about.
The 33-year-old, who wears two hearing aids after contracting virus Labyrinthitis
at the age of 16, first came to prominence when he played a profoundly deaf man suspected of murder in 2006's Bafta-winning drama Soundproof.
Poor balance is often the result of an undiagnosed medical problem, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (the displacement of small calcium stones in the inner ear), labyrinthitis
(an infection or inflammation of the inner ear), and peripheral neuropathy (damage to the nerves that carry information between the brain and spinal cord, and the rest of the body).
Viral infections such as a cold or flu can spread to the labyrinth, causing labyrinthitis
. Less commonly, it is caused by a bacterial infection.
But none of the antiemetics really helped, and this was clearly more than a case of protracted labyrinthitis
It could be: 6 Labyrinthitis
, an inner ear disorder in which the organ that detects head movement becomes inflamed.
Patients with extensive cholesteatoma with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss, labyrinthitis
and intracranial complications are excluded.
My colleague mentioned that it might have been caused by an infection in my inner ear - she'd suffered with something I'd never heard of - labyrinthitis
? What is it?