A newborn with three cochlear turns: Case report and literature review Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1002/lary.25560 PMID: 26308370 Web of Science: 000368998200036

Cited authors

  • Hildrew, Douglas M.; Ananth, Ashwin; Rodriguez, Kimsey H.


  • Objectives/HypothesisThe human cochlea is most commonly considered to have two and a half turns. Although the causes of cochlear hypoplasia are well described, cochlear hyperplasia is a rarer entity that is poorly understood. We describe rare anatomic cochlear malformations identified in a 4-month-old male originally referred for evaluation after a failed newborn hearing screening. The full diagnostic evaluation, imaging findings, treatment, and follow-up are described in detail. Cochleae with three turns are an uncommon malformation that is not included in current classifications schemes and may represent a distinct type of anomaly not caused by developmental arrest. Laryngoscope, 126:469-471, 2016

Publication date

  • 2016

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0023-852X

Start page

  • 469

End page

  • 471


  • 126


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