|CT and MR imaging of Pediatric Temporal Bone- A Pictorial Review|
|Shivani Parmar, Ankur Gautam, Ankita Sharma|
Learning Objective- To describe imaging features of various temporal bone pathologies in pediatric population. Background- A wide range of conditions can effect pediatric population with significant morbidity. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide excellent details of the temporal bone anatomy. CT depicts minute details of osseous structures and MRI allows visualization of the fluid filled spaces and the vestibulococlear nerve. Together these modalities can detect various diseases effecting temporal bone and can also aid in surgical planning. Procedure details- We have illustrated HRCT and MRI findings in various congenital/ developmental, inflammatory, traumatic and neoplastic lesions of temporal bone. Conclusion - A vast spectrum of diseases can afflict the temporal bone in pediatric population. HRCT temporal bone is imaging modality of choice for evaluation of temporal bone. MRI is useful for inner ear pathology. Radiologist should be aware of imaging findings in various pathological entities. Key words: CT imaging, MR imaging, Pediatric Temporal Bone.
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