Pneumolabyrinth following temporal bone fracture is an extremely rare condition. It results from air entering the inner ear when a communication between the air-filled middle ear spaces and inner ear is established. The imaging modality of choice for pneumolabyrinth is high-resolution computed tomography of the temporal bone. Treatment options include conservative management (bed rest, antibiotics, corticosteroids) or surgery (exploratory tympanotomy). We present the case of a 31-year-old female who had pneumolabyrinth secondary to a temporal bone fracture. The patient was treated surgically and made a full clinical recovery.

Pneumolabyrinth secondary to temporal bone fracture: A case report and review of the literature / Bacciu, Andrea; Vincenti, Vincenzo; Prasad, Sampath Chandra; Tonni, Daniela; Ventura, Elisa; Bacciu, Salvatore; Pasanisi, Enrico. - In: INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CASE REPORTS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1179-142X. - 7(2014), pp. 127-131. [10.2147/IMCRJ.S66421]

Pneumolabyrinth secondary to temporal bone fracture: A case report and review of the literature

BACCIU, Andrea;VINCENTI, Vincenzo;PASANISI, Enrico
2014

Abstract

Pneumolabyrinth following temporal bone fracture is an extremely rare condition. It results from air entering the inner ear when a communication between the air-filled middle ear spaces and inner ear is established. The imaging modality of choice for pneumolabyrinth is high-resolution computed tomography of the temporal bone. Treatment options include conservative management (bed rest, antibiotics, corticosteroids) or surgery (exploratory tympanotomy). We present the case of a 31-year-old female who had pneumolabyrinth secondary to a temporal bone fracture. The patient was treated surgically and made a full clinical recovery.
Pneumolabyrinth secondary to temporal bone fracture: A case report and review of the literature / Bacciu, Andrea; Vincenti, Vincenzo; Prasad, Sampath Chandra; Tonni, Daniela; Ventura, Elisa; Bacciu, Salvatore; Pasanisi, Enrico. - In: INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CASE REPORTS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1179-142X. - 7(2014), pp. 127-131. [10.2147/IMCRJ.S66421]
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