Ten-Year-Old With Hearing Loss: What Are The Tipoffs?

10-year-old male with bilateral hearing loss and a bout of meningitis. You are shown one sagittal CT reconstruction. What is the diagnosis? What are some clinical tipoffs? Be sure to think about your answer, then scroll below to see mine.

Cystic cochleovestibular anomaly.

Clinical tipoffs – Congenital deafness plus recurrent bacterial meningitis.

ProScan Pearl: Remember in bilateral congenital deafness to always check the thyroid (Pendred’s syndrome).

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