What is the role of triiodobenzoic acid derivatives for the treatment of sudden hearing loss?

Updated: Aug 28, 2019
  • Author: Neeraj N Mathur, MBBS, MS, DNB(ENT), MNAMS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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These agents are thought to affect the stria vascularis and assist in maintaining the endocochlear potential. Diatrizoate meglumine, an angiographic contrast agent, was rather serendipitously found to have an effect on sudden hearing loss and is the most commonly used derivative of triiodobenzoic acid.


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