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Common Benign Conditions of the Petrous Apex in the Pediatric Population
1 Clinic of Radiology, Beytepe Murat Erdi Eker State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Pediatrics, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus  
3 Department of Radiology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus  
Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3: 173-177
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2018.493
Key Words: CT, MRI, pediatric, petrous apex, temporal bone
Abstract

 

Petrous apex lesions are rare. However, a wide number of entities may be seen during radiological studies of the head and neck. In addition to malignant pathologies, a variety of benign lesions can be discovered within this structure, such as cholesterol granuloma, cholesteatoma, cephalocele, mucocele, apical petrositis, and Langerhans cell histiocytosis. In addition to these lesions, a number of normal imaging variants may complicate the diagnosis. An understanding of the patterns and extent of disease processes of the petrous apex facilitates diagnosis and staging. Plain radiography, high-resolution computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion-weighted sequences can be used in the assessment of petrous apex.

 

 

Cite this article as: İnce S, Beyitler İ, Kocaoğlu M. Common Benign Conditions of the Petrous Apex in the Pediatric Population. Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3(3): 173-7.

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