Coexistent Acquired Hearing Loss and Right Fronto-Parietal Meningioma as Causes of Musical Hallucinations

T. Tényi, Péter Móricz, János Stefanits, J. Janszky, Péter Barsi

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Abstract

Although etiological theories on musical hallucinations tend to focus on single factors, this article reports the case of a patient with coexistent factors that might be relevant in aberrant musical listening. A 61-year-old woman with symptoms of anxiety was examined in an outpatient psychiatric center. During the examination, musical hallucinations were explored. Severe hearing loss, including loss in her right ear and mild loss in her left ear, was found. The magnetic resonance scan exhibited a right-sided fronto-parietal meningioma. In lieu of the presenting clinical picture, where the presence of simple partial seizures was considered a possibility, carbamazepine treatment and later a low-dose risperidone add-on medication were introduced. This report emphasizes the importance of assessing the interactive potential of coexistent pathogenetic factors. Such factors might take an active presence, especially when considered in the context of evaluating musical hallucinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalMusic … Medicine
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Hallucinations
Meningioma
Hearing Loss
Ear
Risperidone
Partial Epilepsy
Carbamazepine
Psychiatry
Outpatients
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Anxiety
Parietal
Causes
Hearing Impairment
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • epilepsy
  • hearing loss
  • meningioma
  • musical hallucinations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Coexistent Acquired Hearing Loss and Right Fronto-Parietal Meningioma as Causes of Musical Hallucinations. / Tényi, T.; Móricz, Péter; Stefanits, János; Janszky, J.; Barsi, Péter.

In: Music … Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009, p. 97-101.

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Tényi, T. ; Móricz, Péter ; Stefanits, János ; Janszky, J. ; Barsi, Péter. / Coexistent Acquired Hearing Loss and Right Fronto-Parietal Meningioma as Causes of Musical Hallucinations. In: Music … Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 97-101.
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