Temporal High-Resolution Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Congenital Inner Ear Anomalies in Children

Palabiyik F. B. , Hacikurt K.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000002981


Imaging plays an important role in determining indications of cochlear implantation and choosing candidates for the procedure in children. Temporal high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can display precisely the complex anatomic structure of inner ear. Although HRCT permits detailed imaging of bony structures, MRI gives valuable information about membranous labyrinth, internal acoustic canal, and vestibulocochlear nerve. Magnetic resonance imaging examination of the brain should be performed at the same time to evaluate any coexistent brain parenchymal abnormality. These imaging modalities are complementary methods in evaluating congenital inner ear anomalies. The aim of this pictorial essay is to reviewing temporal HRCT and MRI findings of congenital inner ear anomalies.