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Vol 72, No 1 (2013)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2013-03-04
Submitted: 2012-08-13
Accepted: 2012-09-24
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Investigation of temporal bone asymmetry in cases with unilateral tinnitus: morphometric and multicentric clinical study

O. K. Kahveci, N. Gocmen-Mas, N. Okur, M. D. Yılmaz, O. Ozel, F. Yucedağ, A. C. Yazici
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0004
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Folia Morphol 2013;72(1):22-28.

open access

Vol 72, No 1 (2013)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2013-03-04
Submitted: 2012-08-13
Accepted: 2012-09-24

Abstract

The aim of this multicentric study was to compare the anatomical structures of temporal bone in patients with unilateral tinnitus with their healthy ears. We also aimed at evaluating whether age and gender-related asymmetrical changes occur in temporal bones or not.

Fifty two ears of 26 patients who had unilateral tinnitus were included into the retrospective study. The patients who had subjective nonpulsatile tinnitus and who previously had temporal computed tomography according to their file records were accepted to study. Temporal CT scans and audiometric results of patients were examined retrospectively. Middle ear volume, diameter of internal acoustic meats and diameter of jugular bulb were evaluated by both anatomist and radiologist, interobserverly.

Internal acoustic meats and jugular bulb were found larger in the ears that had tinnitus than healthy ears; however, there was no statistically significance.

The stereological morphometrical study of temporal bone asymmetry in humans correlate with sex is of importance for both otolarygologs and anatomists. These results will contribute to data on middle ear volume, internal acustic meats and jugular bulb sizes.

Abstract

The aim of this multicentric study was to compare the anatomical structures of temporal bone in patients with unilateral tinnitus with their healthy ears. We also aimed at evaluating whether age and gender-related asymmetrical changes occur in temporal bones or not.

Fifty two ears of 26 patients who had unilateral tinnitus were included into the retrospective study. The patients who had subjective nonpulsatile tinnitus and who previously had temporal computed tomography according to their file records were accepted to study. Temporal CT scans and audiometric results of patients were examined retrospectively. Middle ear volume, diameter of internal acoustic meats and diameter of jugular bulb were evaluated by both anatomist and radiologist, interobserverly.

Internal acoustic meats and jugular bulb were found larger in the ears that had tinnitus than healthy ears; however, there was no statistically significance.

The stereological morphometrical study of temporal bone asymmetry in humans correlate with sex is of importance for both otolarygologs and anatomists. These results will contribute to data on middle ear volume, internal acustic meats and jugular bulb sizes.

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Keywords

unilateral tinnitus, temporal bone asymmetry, internal acoustic meats, jugular bulb volumetry, stereology

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Title

Investigation of temporal bone asymmetry in cases with unilateral tinnitus: morphometric and multicentric clinical study

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 72, No 1 (2013)

Pages

22-28

Published online

2013-03-04

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0004

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2013;72(1):22-28.

Keywords

unilateral tinnitus
temporal bone asymmetry
internal acoustic meats
jugular bulb volumetry
stereology

Authors

O. K. Kahveci
N. Gocmen-Mas
N. Okur
M. D. Yılmaz
O. Ozel
F. Yucedağ
A. C. Yazici

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