DC Fitzgerald, AS Mark (Washington Hosp, Ctr., Washington DC)
Sudden Hearing Loss: Frequency of abnormal Findings on Contrast – Enhanced MR studies.
AJNR 19: 1433-1436, 1998.
The utility of contrast enhanced, high resolution MRI in patients with sudden hearing loss (SHL) was investigated. It is important to establish a specific diagnosis in the first two weeks, when treatment is most useful.
Contrast enhanced MR images of the temporal bone, cerebellopontine angle, and brain were obtained in 78 patients with SHL.
38% of the patients had abnormal findings on MR images early in the course of their assessment.