Unilateral Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Rare Presentation of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

  • Anubhav SinghEmail author
  • Sanajeet K. Singh
  • Debjit Mitra
  • Rakesh Datta
Clinical Report


Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is postulated to be caused due to a multitude of factors, but a definitive cause is seldom found despite extensive investigations. We present a rare case of sudden SNHL in which central venous thrombosis was found on magnetic resonance imaging. The case highlights the importance of neuroimaging in all cases of sudden SNHL before being labelled as “idiopathic” so that targeted therapy can be given.


Hearing loss Cranial sinus thrombosis Neuroimaging 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the individual participant included in this case report.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ORL-HNSArmed Forces Medical CollegePuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of ORL-HNSArmy Hospital (R&R)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyCommand HospitalPuneIndia

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