Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL)

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 8

Idiopathic Recurrent Meningitis - A Rare Presentation of Congenital Perilymphatic Fistula

R Anand1*, Sankya Shanmugam2 and Minu Madeswaran3

1Department of Otolaryngology, Anand ENT Hospitals, Coimbatore, India
2DLO DNB, Anand ENT Hospitals, Coimbatore, India
3Department of ENT, Anand ENT Hospitals, Coimbatore, India

*Corresponding Author: R Anand R, Department of Otolaryngology, Anand ENT Hospitals, Coimbatore, India.

Received: June 16, 2020; Published: June 27, 2020



Perilymph fistula is caused by an abnormal communication between the perilymph space and the middle ear. It can either be congenital or acquired. In patients presenting with idiopathic bacterial meningitis, we as otolaryngologists should have an high index of suspicion towards perilymphatic fistula. Nowadays, with screening of new born with Computed Tomography temporal bone, inner ear malformations have been diagnosed more often without any signs of meningitis.
We here present a case of congenital perilymph fistula in a paediatric patient with recurrent episodes of idiopathic meningitis. A brief review of the literature on this entity confirms the difficulty of making a definitive diagnosis in most cases.

Keywords: Perilymph Fistula; Idiopathic Recurrent Meningitis; CSF Leak



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Citation: R Anand., et al. “Idiopathic Recurrent Meningitis - A Rare Presentation of Congenital Perilymphatic Fistula". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.7 (2020): 25-28.


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