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Radiology. 2013 Oct;269(1):17-33. doi: 10.1148/radiol.13120733.

Imaging review of the temporal bone: part I. Anatomy and inflammatory and neoplastic processes.

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Department of Radiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114.


From a clinical-radiologic standpoint, there are a limited number of structures and disease entities in the temporal bone with which one must be familiar in order to proficiently interpret a computed tomographic or magnetic resonance imaging study of the temporal bone. It is helpful to examine the region in an organized and systematic fashion, going through the same checklist of key structures each time. This is the first of a two-part review that provides a practical approach to understanding temporal bone anatomy, localizing a pathologic process with a focus on inflammatory and neoplastic processes, identifying pertinent positives and negatives, and formulating a differential diagnosis.

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