labyrinthitis

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labyrinthitis

(ˌlæbərɪnˈθaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the inner ear, causing loss of balance, vertigo, and vomiting. Also called: otitis interna

labyrinthitis

Inflammation of the inner ear, usually caused by infection.
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Noun1.labyrinthitis - inflammation of the inner ear; can cause vertigo and vomiting
otitis - inflammation of the ear
Translations

lab·y·rin·thi·tis

n. laberintitis.
1. infl. aguda o crónica del laberinto;
2. otitis interna.

labyrinthitis

n laberintitis f
References in periodicals archive ?
A human temporal bone study of acute bacterial meningogenic labyrinthitis. Am J Otol 1996; 17: 375-85.
Known causes include acoustic or physical trauma (including penetrating trauma), infection (tympanogenic or meningogenic labyrinthitis), surgical iatrogenic injury, vestibular schwannoma, autoimmune disorders, and sudden attacks of Meniere disease.
Bacterial meningitis is the most common cause of meningogenic labyrinthitis. The infection spreads to the inner ear via subarachnoid spaces, such as the cochlear aqueduct and the internal auditory canal.