Table 1

Characteristics of patients with SSCD and osteoporosis/osteopenia*
Patient Age Gender Inner ear Size of dehiscence Presenting symptoms Hearing loss Tinnitus Dix-hallpike Lowest t-scorea BMD status
1 85 Female Left 2.0 mm New onset dizziness with head movement None No Positive-Left −2.3 F Osteopenia
2 70 Female Left 1.0 mm Dizziness and falls None No Negative N/Ab Osteoporosis
3 57 Female Left 1.5 mm 10 year history of vertigo with head movement None Yes Negative −3.4 S Osteoporosis
4 81 Female Left 1.5 mm Dizziness and falls Bilateral with AD > ASc No Negative −2.9 S Osteoporosis
5 72 Female Left 2.0 mm Dizziness for one year None No Positive-Left −3.9 S Osteoporosis

*None of the patients had sound-induced (Tullio phenomenon) or valsalva-induced (Hennebert sign) vertigo.

aLowest BMD T-score, taken from F = femur or S = Spine.

bBMD results showed osteoporosis, but T-scores were not available.

cBilateral conductive hearing loss (AD > AS) was detected by Rinnie tuning fork testing at 256 Hz.

Yu et al.

Yu et al. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2012 12:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6815-12-8

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