This osseous resorption has also given rise to the alternative term "otospongiosis
" for the early disease phase.
Sensorineural hearing loss due to cochlear otospongiosis
: theoretical considerations of etiology.
Of the remaining 20 scans, 17 showed abnormalities, includingwide vestibular aqueducts, Mondini deformities, and varying degrees of otospongiosis
, the identification of which can be considered preoperatively helpful.
Otospongiosis is a common pathology within this category.
CT may also be the preferred imaging study in cases of MHL as it can accurately evaluate for otospongiosis. If SNHL is present, MRI is usually the preferred study as it better assesses the vestibulocochlear nerve and CNS.
Stapedotomv is primarily performed to treat hearing loss secondary to otospongiosis
, although some patients find that the accompanying tinnitus is more bothersome than the hearing loss.
Tinnitus is traditionally considered to be an indication for stapedotomy in patients with otospongiosis
, according to da Silva Lima et al.
In the early stage of otoscierosis (otospongiosis
), the endochondral bone is replaced by foci of spongy new bone.
Enzymatic concept of otospongiosis
and cochlear otospongiosis
There is severe demineralization of the bone involving the otic capsule, which is remarkably similar to that which occurs in cochlear otosclerosis (otospongiosis
Type II collagen-induced autoimmune otospongiosis
: A preliminary report.