Sudden hearing loss in chronic myelogenous leukaemia implicating the hyperviscosity syndrome

Sungwon Chae, Hoon Cho Jae, Hyuck Lee Jang, Joon Kang Hee, Jae Hwang Soon

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Abstract

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss that presents as the initial sign of haematological disease is very rare. Chronic myelogenous leukaemia has been implicated as a causative factor of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. A 49-year-old male presented with unilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The patient was found to have chronic myelogenous leukaemia during a work-up for his hearing loss. We present a case of a chronic myelogenous leukaemia patient whose first manifestation was sudden sensorineural hearing loss. We presume that cochlear vessel occlusion as a result of elevated blood viscosity was responsible for this patient's hearing loss. Early onset of sudden deafness in a chronic myelogenous leukaemia patient may be due to the hyperviscosity syndrome and it may be possible to reverse hearing loss through early leukapheresis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume116
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 13

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Sudden Hearing Loss
Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss
Unilateral Hearing Loss
Leukapheresis
Blood Viscosity
Hematologic Diseases
Cochlea

Keywords

  • Blood Viscosity
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
  • Leukaemia, Myeloid, Chronic

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Sudden hearing loss in chronic myelogenous leukaemia implicating the hyperviscosity syndrome. / Chae, Sungwon; Jae, Hoon Cho; Jang, Hyuck Lee; Hee, Joon Kang; Soon, Jae Hwang.

In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol. 116, No. 4, 13.04.2002, p. 291-293.

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Chae, Sungwon ; Jae, Hoon Cho ; Jang, Hyuck Lee ; Hee, Joon Kang ; Soon, Jae Hwang. / Sudden hearing loss in chronic myelogenous leukaemia implicating the hyperviscosity syndrome. In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2002 ; Vol. 116, No. 4. pp. 291-293.
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