Computed tomography of common congenital lesions of the temporal bone

Clin Radiol. 2003 Sep;58(9):687-93. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(03)00208-3.


This pictorial review describes the application of high-resolution computed tomography to the investigation and pre-operative work-up of the common lesions of congenital hearing loss, including congenital aural dysplasia, various congenital ossicular anomalies, inner ear dysmorphology, large vestibular aqueduct syndrome, and congenital absence of cochlear nerve and labyrinthitis ossificans from previous infection. The aim is to help radiologists to provide a more accurate diagnosis of underlying aetiology and assist in surgical planning.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cochlea / abnormalities
  • Cochlea / diagnostic imaging
  • Ear Canal / abnormalities
  • Ear Canal / diagnostic imaging
  • Ear, Inner / abnormalities
  • Ear, Inner / diagnostic imaging
  • Hearing Loss, Conductive / congenital*
  • Hearing Loss, Conductive / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / congenital*
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Temporal Bone / abnormalities*
  • Temporal Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*