Category: Pediatrics (P)
This case study chronicles 3 sisters as they present with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA). EVA is identified when vestibular aqueducts are larger than one millimeter and could present with a fluctuating hearing loss and vestibular issues. EVA has also been linked to Pendred Syndrome and the SLC26A4 gene. All 3 girls were diagnosed with hearing loss at different ages in their childhoods. After the youngest sister was diagnosed with EVA, the other 2 were diagnosed shortly after.
Jocelyn Tubbs– Student Extern, Pacific University