Pneumolabyrinth: An unusual finding in a temporal bone fracture

Menachem Gross*, Abraham Ben-Yaakov, Abraham Goldfarb, Ron Eliashar

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Pneumolabyrinth or pneumocochlea are rarely found in temporal bone fractures. The presence of air in the inner ear is evidence of a pathological connection between the inner ear and the air-filled mastoid or middle ear cavities. A case of a pneumolabyrinth in a 2-years-old child is presented here. Diagnosis was made by means of a high resolution, thin sections computed tomography (CT) scan of the temporal bones, which is the imaging modality of choice in cases of otologic complaints after head trauma.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Cochlea
  • Head trauma
  • Pneumolabyrinth
  • Temporal bone fracture
  • Vestibule


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