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Postsurgical Temporal Bone: A Pictorial Essay of Commonly Encountered Neuro-otologic Surgical Approaches and Postoperative Imaging Appearance

Penta, M.; Pinho, M.C.; Isaacson, B.; Kutz, J.W.; Perez, C.L.

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Date of Activity Release: June 1, 2016
Date of Activity Expiration: June 1, 2019

Target Audience:
Intended for neuroradiologists and neuroradiology trainees with varying degrees of experience.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the expected postoperative imaging appearance of the most commonly performed neuro-otologic surgical approaches.

Abstract
Interpreting imaging studies of the temporal bone after middle ear, mastoid, and internal auditory canal surgery can be challenging for neuroradiologists in training as well as for those in practice. We aimed to review the more commonly performed neuro-otologic surgical approaches and their indications as well as the expected postoperative findings on cross-sectional imaging of the temporal bone. A greater understanding of the radiologic postoperative appearance facilitates the recognition of complications and recurrent disease, when present, and enables the radiologist to provide expert interpretations to the surgeon.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Disclosures:
All individuals in control of content have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved (C7 SCS 6.1-6.2, 6.5)

Authors:
Authors have no relevant financial relationships.

Planners:

Name

Role

Relationship/Interest

Barton Branstetter 

Editor in Chief

None, N/A

Adam Flanders

Deputy Editor

Royalties, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Robert Quencer 

Consulting Editor

None, N/A

Mark Mullins

Associate Editor

Non-remunerative position, AUR6

Meng Law

Associate Editor

Stockholder, Clinical Imaging

Michele Johnson

Associate Editor

Consultant, Boston Scientific, Inc.

Edward Escott

Associate Editor

Grant, Atherysys, Inc.; Royalties, Thieme Medical Publishers

Scott Faro

Associate Editor

None, N/A

Tina Young Poussaint

Associate Editor

None, N/A

Dheeraj Ghandi

Associate Editor

Grant, Arstasis, Axera Inc.; Consultant, Covidien, EV3

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