Category: Vestibular Function

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    Focused Neuro-Otological Review of Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System

    iSS can be associated with significant neurotologic and cerebellar morbidity; the recurrent SAH variant is frequently clinically symptomatic, has a shorter latency and greater neurotologic disability. In these cases, a thorough search and management of a covert source of bleeding may stop clinical progression. The frequency and clinical course of radiographic iSS after traumatic and post-aneurysmal SAH is largely unknown. Detection of radiographic iSS after trauma or aneurysm bleeding suggests that the slower clinical course could benefit from an effective intervention if it became available. The use of cochlear implants is a valid alternative with advanced hearing impairment.

  • Vestibular function in superficial siderosis

    Vestibular deficits due to SS have rarely been reported in the otolaryngological literature because early reports noted the selective deposition of hemosiderin around the CNS and/or the 8th nerve in contact with the cerebrospinal fluid, most notably the cerebellum, brainstem, lining of the ventricles, and spinal cord [1,4]. These deposits around CNS structures and/or the 8th nerve were considered to be the changes most responsible for the disequilibrium of SS.