Cochlear-internal canal and cochlear-facial dehiscence: a novel entity
Different types of otic capsule dehiscence restricted to the cochlea have been described. Here we describe the case of a patient with a cochlear-internal auditory canal dehiscence associated with a cochlear-facial dehiscence not reported before. A 53-year-old patient with severe to profound sensor ineural hearing loss due to bilateral Meniere's disease under went a cochlear implant surgery on the right ear. Preoperative brain magnetic resonance imaging findings were reported to be normal; dur ing surgery, a cerebrospinal fluid gusher occur red at the time of round window opening. Postoperative computed tomography imaging showed a bony dehiscence at two levels of the otic capsule.