Inner Ear Pathology

  • Christoph Kenis
  • Bert De Foer
  • Jan Walther Casselman
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Imaging one of the smallest organs in the human body such as the inner ear frequently challenges the radiologist to depict millimetric changes in the labyrinth. Fortunately, the continuously increasing resolution of computed tomography (CT) as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) makes it possible to see pathology in the labyrinth that was not detectable before. MRI is the technique of choice to image most of the acquired inner ear changes, but as in many parts of the body, CT will still be complementary in making the correct diagnosis. This chapter will try to focus on some characteristic features of the different pathologies and how to differentiate them from other lesions.


Semicircular Canal Internal Auditory Canal Endolymphatic Hydrops Cochlear Aqueduct Membranous Labyrinth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Kenis
    • 1
  • Bert De Foer
    • 2
  • Jan Walther Casselman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyAZ Sint Jan HospitalBruggeBelgium
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyGZA Sint Augustinus HospitalWilrijkBelgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of GhentGentBelgium

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