Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of labyrinthine pathology

Eur Radiol. 1996;6(5):621-30. doi: 10.1007/BF00187661.


Membranous labyrinth pathologies are quite rare. They were until recently difficult to demonstrate by imaging technics, CT being the modality of choice. Our purpose was to stress the interest of MR examination for investigating patients complaining of vertigo, tinnitus, and profound sensorineural hearing loss. Normal anatomy as well as the main pathologically encountered changes are illustrated.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ear Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Ear Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Ear, Inner / diagnostic imaging
  • Ear, Inner / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed