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Medical Term:

Mondini dysplasia

Pronunciation: mon-de'ne

Definition

congenital anomaly of osseus and membranous otic labyrinth characterized by aplastic cochlea and deformity of the vestibule and semicircular canals with partial or complete loss of auditory and vestibular function; may be associated with dilated vestibular aqueduct and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea resulting in meningitis.

See Also: Mondini hearing impairment

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