Extracranial technique for temporal bone removal

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. May-Jun 1980;89(3 Pt 1):251-2. doi: 10.1177/000348948008900313.


Usijng a specifically designed circular bone plug cutter, an extracranial technique to obtain temporal bones for histological study is described. This technique is useful in cases in which conventional autopsy of the head it not possible or desirable.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Ear / surgery
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Temporal Bone / surgery*