Histopathology of the Human Inner Ear in Alström's Syndrome.
Audiol Neurotol 2015 20:267-272.
Alström's syndrome is an autosomal recessive syndromic genetic disorder caused by mutations in the ALMS1 gene. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs in greater than 85% of patients. Histopathology of the inner ear abnormalities in the human has not previously been fully described. Histopathology of the inner ear in Alström's syndrome is presented in 2 genetically confirmed cases. The predominant histopathologic correlates of the sensorineural loss were degeneration of the organ of Corti, both inner and outer hair cells, degeneration of spiral ganglion cells, and atrophy of the stria vascularis and spiral ligament. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel. Audiol Neurotol 2015 20:267-272.
Nadol, Joseph B; Marshall, Jan D.; and Bronson, Roderick T, "Histopathology of the Human Inner Ear in Alström's Syndrome." (2015). Faculty Research 2015. 160.