CT, MRI and gallium SPECT in the diagnosis and treatment of petrous apicitis presenting as multiple cranial neuropathies

Y. H. Lee, Nam Joon Lee, J. H. Kim, J. J. Song

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    Abstract

    We present a rare case of petrous apicitis initiated by middle ear inflammation in a diabetic patient with multiple cranial neuropathies for early diagnosis of this potentially life-threatening condition. The lesion appeared as opacification of middle ear, petrous apex with aggressive bony destruction on CT and diffuse petrosal T1 hypointensity with adjacent soft tissue propagation on MRI. Gallium-67 single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan also contributed to evaluate response to therapy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)948-951
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
    Volume78
    Issue number934
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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