February 1994

Osteoma of the Internal Auditory CanalA Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the House Ear Institute and House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, Calif. The Institute is an affiliate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(2):207-208. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880260077014

Osteomas of the petrous temporal bone are rare and seldom symptomatic. This report describes an osteoma of the internal auditory canal, causing compression of the eighth nerve, leading to auditory and vestibular complaints. The symptoms were abolished by surgical decompression of the internal auditory canal and removal of the osteoma. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120:207-208)