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Twenty-two days after undergoing an uneventful left stapedectomy, a 37-year-old man presented with decreased hearing in the ear that had been operated on. He had reported initial hearing improvement, but approximately 2 weeks after surgery, hearing decreased in his left ear. He did not report tinnitus or rotational vertigo, although he did complain of some unsteadiness. An audiogram showed a severe neurosensory hearing loss, which had not been present before surgery (Figure 1).
Verret DJ, Roland PS. Radiology Quiz Case 2. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(5):462. doi:10.1001/archotol.131.5.462