|Title||Vestibular syndrome associated with temporohyoid joint fusion and temporal bone fracture in three horses. |
|Publication Type||Journal Article |
|Year of Publication||1984 |
|Authors||Blythe, LL, Watrous, BJ, Schmitz, JA, Kaneps, AJ |
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association |
|Date Published||1984 Oct 1 |
|Keywords||Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases |
Acute onset of vestibulocochlear and facial nerve dysfunction due to a stress fracture of the petrous part of the temporal bone was diagnosed in 3 horses. The fracture was secondary to chronic inflammatory changes in the petrous part of the temporal bone and the proximal stylohyoid bone, with fusion of the temporohyoid joint. Bacterial meningoencephalitis was a complicating factor. Treatment resulted in reduction of severity of clinical signs in 2 of the 3 cases, but residual compensated vestibular deficits persisted.