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Multiple dehiscences of bony labyrinthine capsule. A rare case report and review of the literature

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SUMMARY Multiple semicircular canal dehiscences are clinical entities characterised by vestibular and cochlear symptoms induced by enhanced sensitivity of labyrinthine receptors due to a multiple bone defect of the otic capsule. The case is presented of a 38-year-old male with bilateral posterior semicircular canal dehiscence associated with unilateral (right) superior semicircular canal dehiscence. The man suffered from vestibular (recurrent Tullio Phenomenon or sound-induced vertigo) and cochlear symptoms (persistent aural fullness associated with mixed hearing loss and disabling tinnitus).

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