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aud 2009, 17(2): 61-65 Back to browse issues page
A fanconi anemias pationt with bilateral totall hearing loss
Seyed Moosa Sadr Hoseyni 1, Shahnaz Alamdari 2, Azam Alamdari 3, Leila Mashali 4
1- Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Imam khomeyni Hospital, Scool of Medicine, Tehran University of
2- B.Sc. in Audiology, Imam khomeyni Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
3- Internist Resident Imam khomeyni Hospital, Scool of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
4- ENT Resident in Imam khomeyni Hospital, Scool of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I
Abstract:   (9389 Views)

Background: Fanconi anemia (FA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder wich characterized by progressive pancytopenia, multiple congenital anomalies,  increased susceptibility to acute myelogenous leukemia and epithelial cancers specially in head and neck and GUT. Characteristic feature of FA include short stature, café-au-laitspots, small eyes, mental retardation, skeletal and ear anomalies.
Case: A 23-year-old man who was a known case of FA since he was ten reffered to audiology clinic because of severe hearing loss. His initial diagnosis was pneumonia. Audilogic evaluation revealed  bilateral profound hearing loss.
Conclusion: One of the anomalies in FA are  ear anomalies. These included conductive haering loss, external auditory canal stenosis and auricular malformation and progressive sensoryneural hearing loss. In this report external auditory canal and tympanic membrane were normal. The result of tympanometry were type An and audiometry were bilateral profound hearing loss that is a rare finding  in FA patient.

Keywords: Fanconi anemia, conductive hearing loss, ear anomalies
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Type of Study: case report |
Received: 2008/08/26 | Accepted: 2009/01/11 | Published: 2013/10/12
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Volume 17, Issue 2 (19 2009) Back to browse issues page
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