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The Pneumatization Correlation between Lateral and Medial to Bony Labyrinth in Adult Temporal Bone: A Survey of Brain Computed Tomography Scans

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The pneumatization medial to bony labyrinth in temporal bone has been less mentioned in the literature. Herein we studied the relationship among the age, the pneumatization lateral to bony labyrinth and that medial to bony labyrinth. During August to October 2013, 3,169 persons received a total of 3,599 brain computed tomography (CT) scans at a medical center in the middle region of Taiwan. After those younger than 20 years old (n=232) and those with unknown age (n=8) were excluded, 2,929 persons, including 1,589 men and 1,340 women, were enrolled. They had an average age of 59.4 with SD of 19.2 (range: 20-94). We reviewed the brain CT scan with a window center of 400 HU and width of 2,000 HU. In either side temporal bone, there was a significant correlation between the age and the pneumatization scoring lateral or medial to bony labyrinth while there was a significant correlation between the pneumatization scoring lateral to bony labyrinth and that medial to bony labyrinth. The pneumatization medial to the bony labyrinth was related with that lateral to the ipsilateral bony labyrinth. As persons younger, the pneumatization scoring either lateral or medial to bony labyrinth increased.

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