Costen's syndrome

[ kŏstənz ]


A complex of symptoms that includes loss of hearing, tinnitis, dizziness, headache, and a burning sensation of the throat, tongue, and side of the nose; its anatomical and physiological causes are uncertain but was originally believed to be the result of temporomandibular joint syndrome.
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