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Meniere's disease

My 30 year old son was born with an absent 7th cranial nerve.  He was not a forceps delivery and was noted to have minimal/absent facial movements on the left side of his face which was confirmed by EEG.  For the past few years he has been having increasing vertigo, nausea with some ringing in his left ear.  These symptoms can last hours to a day or two and afterwards he experiences extreme fatigue.  He was in Asia for some of this time but the last episode was the most severe and he managed to get to an ER and after a normal EKG the doctor diagnosed him with Meniere's disease.  Symptoms seem to fit with some of what he experiences.  He is scheduled to see an ENT tomorrow (Thurs) and I'm curious with his 7th cranial nerve being absent if there could be some 8th cranial nerve issue and what tests he should have done and what questions should we make sure we ask.  
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
Well, tinnitus with vertigo is seen in Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuroma and labrynthitis. So, all these three conditions have to be ruled out. Of these acoustic neuroma is a tumor of 8th cranial nerve. Hope this helps. Take care!

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