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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Head and Neck

  • L. van den Hauwe
  • J. W. Casselman

Abstract

The external and middle ear are best examined with computed tomography (CT). However, in patients presenting with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), vertigo and tinnitus, one must evaluate the inner ear, the internal auditory canal (IAC), the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and the audi-tory/vestibular pathways in the brain and brain-stem. Only magnetic resonance (MR) is able to visualize all these structures and detect a sufficient amount of pathology in these patients. MR also has become the method of choice in the detection and characterization of lesions of the petrous apex (cholesterol granuloma, congenital cho-lesteatoma) and in the diagnosis of meningo (encephalo)coeles in case of defects in the tegmen of the middle ear.

Keywords

Skull Base Parotid Gland White Arrow Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma 
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  • L. van den Hauwe
  • J. W. Casselman

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