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Barotrauma-induced Pneumolabyrinth and Pneumocephalus Associated With Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

Ginat, Daniel Thomas; Moonis, Gul


The authors of a recent case report about a patient with semicircular canal dehiscence who developed pneumocephalus following air travel (1) failed to cite the earlier report of the same case (Remenschneider A. and F. Santos, “Pneumocephalus, hearing loss, and vertigo after airline flight in a patient with superior canal dehiscence,” Otol Neurotol 2014;35:e60–1) because the earlier report was unknown to them. These reports offered different perspectives regarding the location of the pneumocephalus with regard to it being subdural (1) versus epidural (Remenschneider and Santos, 2014).

Otology & Neurotology. 37(7):995, August 2016.

doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000628

*Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Daniel Thomas Ginat, M.D., M.S., 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, U.S.A.; E-mail:

The authors disclose no conflicts of interest.

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