Scutum: annotated CT

Case contributed by Dr Piotr Gołofit

Patient Data

Age: 60 years

CT scan of the temporal bone demonstrating the scutum (green).

Case Discussion

The scutum forms the lateral margin of the Prussak space. It is usually the first structure to be eroded by the most common type of acquired cholesteatoma (pars flaccida cholesteatoma).

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Case information

rID: 44495
Published: 24th Apr 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
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