Issue N# 3 - 2011
Middle ear osteoma: A rare cause of conductive hearing loss with normal tympanic membrane
Authors : Vérillaud B, Guilleré L, Williams MT, El Bakkouri W, Ayache D. (Paris)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2011;132,3:159-161.
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Osteomas of the temporal bone are benign osseous tumors usually located to the external auditory canal. Osteomas involving the middle ear are very rare. We report the case of a patient presenting with a progressive hearing loss caused by a middle ear osteoma involving the incus and contiguous to the tympanic segment of the facial nerve. This report highlights the value of CT scan in the work-up of conductive or mixed hearing loss with normal tympanic membrane. The management of middle ear osteoma is discussed.
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