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Endolymphatic Sac Tumor as a Ménière-Like Vertiginous Syndrome: A Case Report


Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico

J Int Adv Otol 2022; 18: 84-87
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2022.21102
Read: 1731 Downloads: 522 Published: 01 January 2022

Endolymphatic sac tumors are rare benign neoplasms with locally aggressive behavior located in the posterior petrous ridge of the temporal bone. They cause sensorineural hearing loss and may develop vestibular damage. A 24-year-old male patient arrived at our office with a history of acute vertiginous syndrome, left hearing loss, and tinnitus 1-year ago. His chief complaint was an increase in auditory symptoms. A CT scan and MRI showed an endolymphatic sac tumor. Complete resection of the lesion was achieved by a transmastoid and translabyrinthine approach. Low-grade adenocarcinoma was confirmed by histopathology. The patient remained without clinical vestibular symptoms. However, a small residual tumor was addressed by gamma-ray radiosurgery. Postoperative deep left sensorineural hearing loss was identified, without any vestibular sequelae. Radiologic imaging is the most useful tool for this diagnosis. Endolymphatic sac tumors should be in the differential diagnosis of recalcitrant audio-vestibular symptoms. Complete surgical resection is the most appropriate management.

Cite this article as: Villegas-González MJ, Angel JAMD, González JLT, Aranda-Garcia D, Soto-Galindo GA, Peña MAP. Endolymphatic sac tumor as a ménière-like vertiginous syndrome: A case report. J Int Adv Otol. 2022;18(1):84-87.

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