Tympanosclerosis

Last revised by Rohit Sharma on 5 Feb 2024

Tympanosclerosis is a descripitve terms which refers to deposition of hyalinised collagen +/- calcium in the tympanic cavity. If it occurs in solely tympanic membrane, it is termed myringosclerosis 1.

It can often be associated with chronic otomastoiditis is which instance it is termed chronic otomastoiditis with tympanosclerosis.

Radiographic features

CT

On CT petrous temporal bone, bone window images may demonstrate focal calcifications in the tympanic cavity. It may be present in any location, visible as focal calcified densities in the middle ear cavity often along tendons and also in direct apposition to the ossicular chains 1.

See also

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Cases and figures

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