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Surgeries under GA can lead to SNHL. It's a rare occurance which is not going to change the way surgeries are practiced today.
It's not a novel claim. The paper itself reports a literature review of 50+ cases of similar occurance and the ENT community may already be aware of chance of SNHL after GA
More literature review is probably required to conclude what may the cause be for such SNHL
Not applicable here
It's a case report. No methodology implied here.
A more detailed discussion performing deeper research to find out the cause of why GA causes SNHL and more concrete conclusive direction would make this paper better.
I have been practicing ENT since 8 years now
It is a case report of sudden hearing loss after a non otologic surgery. The report has good clinical implications
Not applicable as it is a single case study
A detaiiled audiological evaluation should have been carried out. Only results of pure tone audiometry are reported. To differentialy diagnose other tests such as speech audiometry, immittance evaluation, auditory brainstem responses and otoacoustic emissions should have been carried out.
A statement of purpose of the article should be included in introduction. In the discussion, the authors needds to discuss the the prognosis observed in the participant in relation to those reported in literature.
It adds eviedence to literature that there can be damage to the auditory system during nonotologic surgery.
I am an audiologist with 28 years of experience
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