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June 1979

Heparin Therapy for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(6):351-352. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790180049010

• Twenty-three patients with sudden unilateral sensorineural hearing loss were treated with a course of intravenous heparin sodium within one week of the onset of the hearing loss. Complete or good recovery developed in a total of 69.6% of these patients, but this is very similar to previously reported criteria of 66% spontaneous recovery. There was one complication in the series, ie, priapism.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:351-352, 1979)

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