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Original Article
February 1977

Perilymph Fistulas Secondary to Gunshot Wound: Localization With a Radioactive Pharmaceutical

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(2):98-102. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780190078009

• The symptoms, clinical evaluation, routes of formation, and repair of perilymph fistulas are reviewed. We report a case with oval and round window perilymph fistulas secondary to a gunshot wound. A radioactive pharmaceutical was injected into the subarachnoid space in the lumbar area. Subsequent radioactivity was detected at the sites of the fistulas. We discuss the implications and a suggested technique for fistula detection.

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