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Unilateral Transient Tinnitus and sensory neural hearing loss after combined spinal-anesthesia with 27 G spinal needle for myomectomy

Berrin Gunaydin, Onur Karabacak, Nebil Goksu, Hulya Celebi

CaseRepClinPractRev 2006; 7:196-198

ID: 456832


Background: Tinnitus and sensory neural hearing loss (SNHL) following either general or spinal anesthesia
have been described but little appreciated.
Case Report: Unilateral tinnitus and SNHL occurred after combined spinal anesthesia (CSE) performed even
with the thinnest spinal needle (27 G Whitacre) was presented.
Conclusions: Whatever the reason of tinnitus or hearing loss following anesthesia, this complication should
be cautioned especially in susceptible patients.

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