Petrous apicitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Abducens palsy since last 1 week. Pain. Hearing loss. Tinnitus.

Patient Data

Age: 30-40
Gender: Male

A region of irregular lytic destruction in the left petrous apex


On T1 weighted images it is of intermediate to low signal intensity with peripheral irregular enhancement.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with infection of the petrous apex (petrous apicitis) resulting in Gradenigo syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 7249
Case created: 23rd Sep 2009
Last edited: 26th Oct 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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