Sarcoidosis Presenting With Dish-Shaped Hearing Loss Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown origin characterized by noncaseating granulomas involving various tissues and organs (Hybels & Rice, 1976). Neurosarcoidosis involves 1% to 5% of the patients suffering from sarcoidosis. It is manifested either by peripheral and cranial neuropathy or by involvement of the central nervous system. The facial ... Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds  |   March 01, 1996
Sarcoidosis Presenting With Dish-Shaped Hearing Loss
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sima Horowitz-Nusem, MD
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer 52621, Israel
  • Michael Wolf
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer 52621, Israel
  • Jona Kronenberg
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer 52621, Israel
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Hearing Disorders / Clinical Focus / Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds   |   March 01, 1996
Sarcoidosis Presenting With Dish-Shaped Hearing Loss
American Journal of Audiology, March 1996, Vol. 5, 33-34. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0501.33
History: Received July 25, 1994 , Accepted May 20, 1995
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1996, Vol. 5, 33-34. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0501.33
History: Received July 25, 1994; Accepted May 20, 1995
Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown origin characterized by noncaseating granulomas involving various tissues and organs (Hybels & Rice, 1976). Neurosarcoidosis involves 1% to 5% of the patients suffering from sarcoidosis. It is manifested either by peripheral and cranial neuropathy or by involvement of the central nervous system.
The facial nerve is most commonly affected followed by the optic, glossopharyngeal, vagal, and vestibulocochlear nerves (Jahrsdoerfer & Thompson, 1981). Isolated symptoms of the auditory system are, however, rare (Souliere, Kava, Barrs, & Bell, 1991).
A case of sarcoidosis presenting with unilateral progressive mid-tone sensorineural hearing loss is described. Diagnosis was established only 5 years later when other systemic manifestations appeared.
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