High resolution computed tomography in evaluation of the temporal bone

Head Neck Surg. 1984 May-Jun;6(5):921-31. doi: 10.1002/hed.2890060506.


High resolution computed tomography has completely replaced conventional multidirectional tomography in the evaluation of the temporal bone. Unprecedented detail is now available for evaluation of both middle ear and inner ear structures. A sampling of our experience in the evaluation of tubotympanic disease, otosclerosis, trauma, neoplastic disease, and congenital abnormalities is included in this publication. The state of the art in evaluation of sensorineural hearing loss is also illustrated.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Cholesteatoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Ear, Inner / diagnostic imaging
  • Ear, Middle / abnormalities
  • Ear, Middle / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Mastoid / diagnostic imaging
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / diagnostic imaging
  • Otosclerosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Skull Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Temporal Bone / abnormalities
  • Temporal Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Temporal Bone / injuries
  • Temporal Bone / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*