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June 1974

Roentgenography of the Ear and Eye in Pyle Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Radiology Department, Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Kim is now with the Radiology Department, St. Mary's Hospital, Racine, Wis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(6):458-461. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030472017

Conventional and tomographic examinations of the ear and eye were done on three of five patients with craniotubular bone dysplasia. Each of these three had symptoms of hearing loss and diminished visual acuity. Abnormal tomographic findings in each case included constriction of optic foramina, auditory canals, and middle ear cavities; malformations of ossicles; and thickening of otic capsules. Two of these three patients with craniotubular bone dysplasia had craniometaphyseal dysplasia (Pyle disease) and one had a variety, or variant, of craniometaphyseal dysplasia.

A tomographic examination is necessary for recognition and detection of these abnormalities and as a guide for clinicians before surgery of the ear or eye is done.

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