, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp 632–633 | Cite as

Petrous apex mucocele: high resolution CT

  • A. Memis
  • H. Alper
  • C. Calli
  • H. Ozer
  • N. Ozdamar
Head and Neck Radiology


Mucocele of the petrous apex is very rare, only three cases having been reported. Since this area is inaccessible to direct examination, imaging, preferably high resolution computed tomography (HR CT) is essential. We report a case showing an eroding, non enhancing mass with sharp, lobulated contours, within the petrous apex. The presence of a large air cell on the opposite side suggested a mucocele.

Key words

Mucocele Petrous apex CT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Memis
    • 1
  • H. Alper
    • 1
  • C. Calli
    • 1
  • H. Ozer
    • 1
  • N. Ozdamar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHospital of Ege UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital of Ege UniversityIzmirTurkey

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