Semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome

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Synonyms: SCD syndrome

A rare otorhinolaryngologic disease characterized by the uni- or bilateral dehiscence of the bone(s) overlying the superior (most common) lateral or posterior semicircular canal(s). Patients present audiological (autophony aural fullness conductive hearing loss pulsatile tinnitus) and/or vestibular symptoms (sound or pressure-evoked oscillopsia or vertigo characteristic vertical-torsional eye movements) depending on which semicircular canal is affected. Posterior SCD syndrome is associated with high-riding jugular bulb and fibrous dysplasia while lateral SCD syndrome is associated with chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma with or without audiological and vestibular symptoms.

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