Petrous Apex Lesions

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The petrous apex is the most anterior and medial portion of the temporal bone, and rarely contains lesions. Imaging techniques in general, and MRI more specifically, are of great help to detect such lesions, and to differentiate them, in order to decide to leave them alone or to choose for therapeutic action.


Temporal Bone Epidermoid Cyst Petrous Apex Bone Marrow Content Cholesterol Granuloma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyAZ St-Lucas HospitalGentBelgium

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