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Costen syndrome

Pronunciation: kos'ten

Definition: a symptom complex of loss of hearing; otalgia; tinnitus; dizziness; headache; and burning sensation of the throat, tongue, and side of the nose; originally attributed to temporomandibular joint dysfunction resulting from occlusal disharmony, but currently recognized as not being well founded on anatomic and physiologic principles.

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