Some remarks on the histopathology of otosclerosis

Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2007;65:25-30. doi: 10.1159/000098665.

Abstract

The histopathology of otosclerosis is described in detail in classical textbooks like Schuknecht's Histopathology of the Ear or Friedmann and Arnold's Pathology of the Ear. In this article, some of the important and new facts will be summarized which might affect the understanding of the pathomechanism of this unique measles-virus-associated inflammatory disease of the temporal bone.

MeSH terms

  • Antigens, Viral / analysis
  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • B-Lymphocytes / pathology
  • Ear, Inner / pathology
  • Ear, Middle / immunology
  • Ear, Middle / pathology
  • Humans
  • Measles virus / immunology
  • Measles virus / pathogenicity
  • Otosclerosis / etiology
  • Otosclerosis / immunology
  • Otosclerosis / pathology*
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • T-Lymphocytes / pathology
  • Temporal Bone / immunology
  • Temporal Bone / pathology

Substances

  • Antigens, Viral