Prevalence of Internal Auditory Canal Diverticulum and Its Association with Hearing Loss and Otosclerosis.

@article{Pippin2017PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of Internal Auditory Canal Diverticulum and Its Association with Hearing Loss and Otosclerosis.},
  author={K J Pippin and Thomas Muelleman and Joseph Hill and J Leever and Hinrich Staecker and L N Ledbetter},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={
          2167-2171
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Focal low-attenuation outpouching or diverticulum at the anterolateral internal auditory canal is an uncommon finding on CT of the temporal bone. This finding has been described as cavitary otosclerosis in small case reports and histology series. The purpose of this study was to establish the prevalence of internal auditory canal diverticulum and its association with classic imaging findings of otosclerosis and/or hearing loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS Temporal bone CT… CONTINUE READING
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