Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 14, No 5 (2020)

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Labyrinthitis and Labyrinthitis Ossificans - A case report and review of the literature

Labyrinthitis and Labyrinthitis Ossificans - A case report and review of the literature

Pritee Taxak, Chithra Ram

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Abstract


Labyrinthitis most commonly results from an infectious and less commonly from an inflammatory process of the inner ear, but it can be associated with temporal bone trauma, hemorrhage, or tumor. This inflammation (regardless of the etiology) disrupts the transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain. Labyrinthitis ossificans is the pathological ossification of the membranous labyrinthine spaces in response to an insult to the inner ear involving membranous labyrinth or the endosteum of the otic capsule. Herein, we present a case of a 67-year-old female with progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and positional vertigo.

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