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labyrinthitis

 [lab″ĭ-rin-thi´tis]
inflammation of the labyrinth; called also otitis interna.
acute serous labyrinthitis a type caused by chemical or toxic irritants that invade the labyrinth, usually from the middle ear. Called also sterile or toxic labyrinthitis.
acute suppurative labyrinthitis a type in which pus enters the labyrinth, usually through a fistula after middle ear infection or through temporal bone erosion from meningitis; it results in severe and often permanent vertigo and hearing loss. Called also bacterial or purulent labyrinthitis.
bacterial labyrinthitis acute suppurative labyrinthitis.
circumscribed labyrinthitis acute serous labyrinthitis in a discrete area, due to erosion of the bony wall of a semicircular canal with exposure of the membranous labyrinth; called also perilabyrinthitis.
meningogenic labyrinthitis acute suppurative labyrinthitis that results from invasion of meningitis through an erosion of the temporal bone.
labyrinthitis ossi´ficans abnormal ossification in the labyrinth after a trauma or an infection with inflammation.
purulent labyrinthitis acute suppurative labyrinthitis.
sterile labyrinthitis (toxic labyrinthitis) acute serous labyrinthitis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·i·lab·y·rin·thi·tis

(per'i-lab'ĭ-rin-thī'tis),
Inflammation of the parts about the labyrinth.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

perilabyrinthitis

Inflammation of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. The prefix peri- has been dropped in the working medical parlance.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·i·lab·y·rin·thi·tis

(per'i-lab'i-rin-thī'tis)
Inflammation of the parts about the labyrinth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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