Successful cochlear implantation in a patient with MNGIE syndrome.

Abstract A 28-year-old woman with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE syndrome) undergoing evaluation for multichannel cochlear implantation is described. The case history, diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, and assessment of the benefits of cochlear implantation are documented. The hearing level with cochlear implant and speech recognition were improved significantly for this patient. MNGIE syndrome is a rare congenital disorder of mitochondrial DNA (mt-DNA). It is crucial for the otolaryngologist to have awareness of MNGIE syndrome and other mitochondrial encephalomyopathies when patients present with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Cochlear implantation can be recommended to patients with MNGIE syndrome and satisfactory results can be achieved.
AuthorsJia-Nan Li, Dong-Yi Han, Fei Ji, Ai-Ting Chen, Nan Wu, Xin Xi, Wei-Dong Shen, Shi-Ming Yang
JournalActa oto-laryngologica (Acta Otolaryngol) Vol. 131 Issue 9 Pg. 1012-6 (Sep 2011) ISSN: 1651-2251 [Electronic] England
PMID21563873 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
  • Adult
  • Audiometry, Pure-Tone
  • Brain (pathology)
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Cochlear Nerve (pathology)
  • Deafness (rehabilitation)
  • Evoked Potentials, Auditory (physiology)
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural (diagnosis, rehabilitation)
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction (diagnosis, rehabilitation)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies (diagnosis, rehabilitation)
  • Speech Discrimination Tests
  • Speech Reception Threshold Test
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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