The vestibular aqueduct syndrome: computed tomographic appearance

Clin Radiol. 1985 May;36(3):241-3. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(85)80046-5.


We have recently examined three young patients with congenital unilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss. On computed tomography the only abnormality discovered was a remarkably enlarged vestibular aqueduct on the abnormal side. The vestibular aqueduct syndrome is an important cause of congenital hearing loss. Although this finding has been well illustrated with conventional multidirectional tomography, there has been little emphasis on the computed tomographic appearance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Vestibule, Labyrinth / diagnostic imaging*