Recovery of tinnitus and sensorineural hearing loss due to lysis of arachnoid adhesions in the posterior cranial fossa: Is there a novel etiology in neurotological disorders?

Cevizci R., Dilci A., Tekin A. M., Bayazıt Y.

Journal of International Advanced Otology, vol.13, no.2, pp.295-297, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/iao.2017.3393
  • Journal Name: Journal of International Advanced Otology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-297
  • Keywords: Tinnitus, schwannoma, skull base approach, jugular foramen mass, retrosigmoid
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


We reported the recovery of sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus in a 22-year-old man after complete removal of intracranial portion of jugular foramen schwannoma via the retrosigmoid approach. The aim of this case report was to present the excision of a large jugular foramen schwannoma via the retrosigmoid approach and to describe the improvement of sensorineural hearing loss related to arachnoid inflammations due to chronic arachnoiditis after suboccipital craniectomy. The recovery of sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus after release of arachnoid adhesions may indicate the clinical significance of these adhesions or arachnoiditis, which should also be considered and investigated in the etiology of other neurotological diseases.