Can you imagine hearing every noise in your body amplified, including your eye movements and heartbeat?
An estimated 1% of the population suffers from Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD), a rare disease caused by a tiny hole in one of the three canals inside the ear. SSCD can trigger vertigo, hearing loss, disequilibrium and other balance and auditory symptoms.
On Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30 am, UCLA Head and Neck Surgeon Quinton Gopen, MD, and UCLA Neurosurgeon Isaac Yang, MD, on Twitter and Instagram performed a specialized procedure for Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD) on an actual patient.
Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence was identified as a medical condition in 1998, and is now being described in textbooks and taught in medical schools. Drs. Yang and Gopen recently published the first overview on SSCD in the Journal of Neurological Surgery. Their goal is to educate patients so others do not have to suffer.
Join us for the live-tweet surgery and join the conversation on Twitter at @UCLAHealth with hashtag #UCLAORLive to follow along with the surgery.