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dilated vestibular aqueduct


Definition: a condition in which the diameter of the vestibular aqueduct increases. It is associated with several congenital and hereditary causes of hearing impairment including the Mondini dysplasia, branchiootorenal syndrome, Pendred syndrome, and X-linked nonsyndromic hearing impairment (DFN3).

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