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Author Gacek, Richard R

Title Viral neuropathies in the temporal bone / Richard R. Gacek, Mark R. Gacek
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (ix, 139 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in oto-rhino-laryngology, 0065-3071 ; v. 60
Advances in oto-rhino-laryngology ; v. 60. 0065-3071
Summary New morphologic evidence in human temporal bones from patients with vestibular neuronitis, Ménière's Disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and idiopathic facial paralysis is put forward to support the concept that these neuropathies are caused by re-activation of a latent neurotropic virus (Herpes family) located in the sensory ganglia. Previously unreported changes indicate that the efferent neuronal pathways to the auditory and vestibular end organs may degenerate as a result of their course through the inflamed vestibular ganglion. Such paralysis of the efferent system may be responsible for secondary symptoms (tinnitus, motion intolerance) associated with these neuropathies.Case histories with magnetic resonance imaging of the seventh and eighth cranial nerves are described in support of the viral neuropathy concept. In conclusion, some thoughts on the limitations and effectiveness of antiviral therapy are presented.The book provides an explanation for understanding and treating the various symptoms associated with vertigo and idiopathic facial paralysis for all clinical specialists who treat patients suffering from these disorders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Temporal bone -- Diseases.
Facial nerve -- Diseases.
Vestibular apparatus -- Diseases.
Temporal Bone -- innervation
Temporal Bone -- virology
Facial Nerve Diseases
Vestibular Diseases
Facial Nerve Diseases -- virology
Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases -- virology
Facial nerve -- Diseases
Temporal bone -- Diseases
Vestibular apparatus -- Diseases
Form Electronic book
Author Gacek, Mark R
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318007640