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December 1949

Die Klinik der Labyrinthitis und Paralabyrinthitis auf Grund des Roentgenbefundes.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(6):841. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010856021

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This book deals essentially with roentgen interpretation of pathologic processes of the internal ear. The first section treats of the methods of examination, in which Wullstein stresses the Stenvers position as being most favorable for accurate interpretation of otic pathologic conditions. While tomographs may be of value in a number of instances, the author relies on the Stenvers position for more exact delineation and structural changes. He states, however, that in spite of the most careful technic, certain conditions cannot be diagnosed with certainty. These are either a small circumscribed area of internal otitis or a diffuse internal otitis, involving only the mucosa of the inner ear. Other conditions involving the destruction of the bony capsule can readily be diagnosed, particularly when there is frank osteitis.

The second section deals with roentgen findings and, in many instances, with photomicrographs of many pathologic conditions. The roentgenograms are clarified by schematic drawings,

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